Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ah, the Weekend...

"Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it." ~Anonymous

Busy, busy day here today, with lots on the agenda...

The first is my local RWA chapter's annual luncheon -- always a nice event that tries to get all us members together. Check out our new website -- and also notice that we're having a Writers' Networking Luncheon in September. If you're a writer located in the metro-NY/Hudson Valley/western CT area, consider joining us!


Started reading Loving Frank the other day. It's a historical (romance) novel about the supposed true-life love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney. I know a little about Wright, but I never knew about the affair, so I'm interested. Plus the reviews on the book jacket are great, so I'm really looking forward to getting into it. Here's one of those:

It's a rare treasure to find a historically imagined novel that is at once fully versed in the facts and unafraid of weaving those truths into a story that dares to explore the unanswered questions. Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney's love story is--as many early reviews of Loving Frank have noted--little-known and often dismissed as scandal. In Nancy Horan's skillful hands, however, what you get is two fully realized people, entirely, irrepressibly, in love...Loving Frank is a remarkable literary achievement, tenderly acute and even-handed in even the most heartbreaking moments, and an auspicious debut from a writer to watch.

I'll let you know what I think!

1 comment:

mld said...

I will be interested in what you thought of Loving Frank. I have always admired Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and furniture so I was anxious to learn about the man. I found it very interesting.