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Nancy Horan


Nancy Horan

Nancy Horan’s first novel, LOVING FRANK, chronicles a little-known chapter in the life of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It was translated into 16 languages, remained on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year and, in 2009, was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction, presented by the Society of American Historians. UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY explores the shared journey of Robert Louis Stevenson and his spirited American wife, Fanny, in a sweeping adventure that unfolds over 18 years and three continents. Nancy Horan has two sons, and lives with her husband on an island in Puget Sound.

Photo Credit: Kevin Horan

Books by Nancy Horan

by Nancy Horan - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

At the age of 35, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium --- with her three children and nanny in tow --- to study art. Not long after her arrival, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets Robert Louis Stevenson, and the two begin a fierce love affair that spans the decades and the globe.