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Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
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Nov 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: mcbook, fiction, historical-fiction
Read in February, 2010

I thought that this book sounded interesting, but I was wary of reading it-- I usually find plots involving infidelity hard to sympathize with. In this case, it didn't get in my way.

I did keep wondering how much was based on fact, and how much was from the author. It does appear the outline is from the historical record, which is pretty cool!

The strength of this book is in the characters, but also in the setting. It was interesting to examine how the attitudes of the time influenced the events of the book: if there was not expected for woman to marry, would the situations of the book have arisen in the first place?

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Lisa The infidelity didn't bother me so much as the fact that neither Frank nor Mamah seemed to think that much of it. It only seemed to bother Mamah because it affected her ability to be with her children; and even then she picked Frank over them time and again.

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