Under The Wide And Starry Sky (2014) Much as she did in her 2007 debut, Loving Frank , Horan examines history through the lens of a famous love affair — in this… 2014-01-21 Fiction Ballantine Books
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Under The Wide And Starry Sky (2014)

UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY Nancy Horan
UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY Nancy Horan
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 21, 2014; Writer: Nancy Horan; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Ballantine Books

Much as she did in her 2007 debut, Loving Frank, Horan examines history through the lens of a famous love affair — in this case, the one of Robert Louis Stevenson and his headstrong Indiana-born wife. Fanny Osbourne impulsively leaves her unfaithful first husband and takes her children to Europe so that she can study art. When she first meets the slight Scottish author, 10 years her junior, none of their friends have any inkling that their tempestuous romance will span decades and continents and fuel such iconic works as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island. Horan has a distinct knack for evoking the rich, complicated lives of long-gone artists and the women who inspired them. B+

Originally posted Jan 08, 2014 Published in issue #1294 Jan 17, 2014 Order article reprints