As another reviewer mentioned, DO NOT GOOGLE the characters in this books until you've finished it. Superbly written, beautiful and almost unbelievable in the unfortunately history of the end.
The self-exploration of mamah throughout
I would have liked more info on how the people and family left behind coped
Might be factual evidence about them. This version of the story leans heavily on their bravery and self suffering. Not much said of the results for those left behind.
fascinating historical fiction piece that opened my eyes to how the society has changed since about 100 years ago.
This book brought up so many issues of abandonment as a child. the perspective of the pants abandoning was hard to listen to, but compelling at the same time. It is very well written and performed. just be aware that it may rock your foundation as it has mine.
Not a bad book but not my cup of tea. I usually read mostly thrillers. This was a fine early 1900's family dinamec story with a strong female lead. I read it mainly because it was about Frank Lloyd Wright and am glad I got through it.
Enjoyed how the writer created Mamah from 10 letters and learned about Frank Lloyd Wright. I could not stop listening
I feel that I gained great insight into both the main characters and the period they lived in. I will look at Frank Lloyd Wright's work with new eyes and understanding.
I did not care for the book. Really dragged. Disappointed. Have read other books about Frank .. Did not care for this one.
I'm a country potter, gardener, flute player and tin tinker living with my husband, an electrical engineer & cabinet maker.
The author did a fine job. It's just that the characters are so tiresome. Frank Wright was't good to his workers. He didn't pay workers or suppliers. They should have been happy, delighted, clamoring to work for him.
His wife wouldn't divorce him because she knew that he wouldn't send any money to her or their 6 children if she did. How did she get money from him by staying married? He didn't pay anyone else.
Mamah loved Frank but was surprised that she was criticized for leaving her children to be with him. She was surprised that after leaving her 6 year old for almost 2 years, the child wasn't excited to see her. Mamah never understood the sacrifice her sister made in giving up her own life to care for Mamah's children so that Mamah could traipse the globe with her beloved Frank.
They were both brilliant in their own way, he as a designer and she with languages. She spoke several fluently and they just seemed to be part of her. Brilliant in some ways but socially odd. I suppose they were meant for each other. Perhaps I will finish the book.