Loving Frank Discussion

One of my book clubs has just started its discussion of Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank, a fascinating piece of historical fiction that explores the love affair of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney.

Here’s our first discussion question:

As the book begins, we see Mamah rushing to see Frank Lloyd W at a lecture. As she herself reflects, she “behaved like a madwoman, cranking the car until her arm ached, then racing on foot through snow and ice to get a glimpse of Frank, as if she had no choice.” She seems to act like a schoolgirl with a crush at first, but as their affair deepens how would you characterize her actions? Was she being self-indulgent or was it honest self-realization?

Will write more later.


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