Monday, April 21, 2008
The Seniors' Book Club selection for May is Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. The May Book Club meeting will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday May 14th in the Library Training Room on the second floor.
About this book...
I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.
So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.
Elegantly written and remarkably rich in detail, Loving Frank is a fitting tribute to a courageous woman, a national icon, and their timeless love story.
Advance praise for Loving Frank:
“It takes great courage to write a novel about historical people, and in particular to give voice to someone as mythic as Frank Lloyd Wright. This beautifully written novel about Mamah Cheney and Frank Lloyd Wright’s love affair is vivid and intelligent, unsentimental and compassionate.”
“I admire this novel, adore this novel, for so many reasons: The intelligence and lyricism of the prose. The attention to period detail. The epic proportions of this most fascinating love story. Mamah Cheney has been in my head and heart and soul since reading this book; I doubt she’ll ever leave.”
The May selection for the Monday Evening Book Club is Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? by Anita Rau Badami.
The meeting will be held Monday May 12th at 7:00 pm in the Library Training Room on the second floor of the Library. New members are welcome!
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The Seniors Book Club will be discussing Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill. We will meet in the 1st floor program room on April 9 at 2 pm. New members are always welcome.
For more information about "Lullabies for Little Criminals", please click here.
The Monday Evening Book Club's selection for this month is The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson. We will meet in the 1st floor program room on April 14 at 7 pm. New members are always welcome.
For more information about "The Other Side of the Bridge", please click here.