Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 This week I am waiting for: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

I love the cover and the synopsis of the book.

Hardcover, 496 pages
Expected publication: January 21st 2014 by Ballantine Books 

In her masterful new novel, Nancy Horan has recreated a love story that is as unique, passionate, and overwhelmingly powerful as the one between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney depicted so memorably in Loving Frank. Under the Wide and Starry Sky chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson, author of classics including Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. They meet in rural France in 1875, when Fanny, having run away from her philandering husband back in California, takes refuge there with her children. Stevenson too is escaping from his life, running from family pressure to become a lawyer. And so begins a turbulent love affair that will last two decades and span the world.


  1. This sounds amazing!! I am putting this on my TBR RIGHT NOW!!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. I read Loving Frank by her and really liked it so I will be sure to add this one to my list. Thanks for the heads up!