Nov 12, 2013

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

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted weekly by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Let us know what new releases you are eagerly waiting for. Link your post to Breaking the Spine.

Title: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
Expected publication: January 21, 2014; Ballantine
Genre: historical fiction

Publisher description: 
"The second novel by the author of Loving Frank, this new work tells the story of the passionate, turbulent relationship between Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and his wild-tempered American wife, Fanny. Nancy Horan has recreated a love story that is as unique as the one between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney depicted 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."

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  1. Fictionalizations concerning the life's of real authors seem to be very popular now. I have not read any but based on the opinions of others they are sometimes very good and are at other times very bad. This author seems to have a good track record. If you read this one I would be curious as to what you think.

    1. I am assuming the basics of the story are true - the turbulent marriage. Hope the details turn out to be plausible in the novel too.

  2. I have not read Loving Frank ~ did you find it appealing?
    This one sounds really good. And Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorite classics authors! Can't wait to read what you think of this one!

  3. Harvee, I hope you'll enjoy this one.

  4. this one sounds really good and the cover looks fabulous :) Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Under the Wide and Starry Sky does look fantastic. I was lucky to get hold of a copy and can't wait to read it.


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