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Donna Dickran

East Farmingdale, New York United States
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  • Loving Frank

  • By: Nancy Horan
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 915

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Eva Gannon on 12-29-08

Ladies this is must read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-09

Take a slice of history about the suffraget movement and throw it into an illicit affair with a world famous architect and you have one hellva story. So vividly told you can smell the warm headyness of the prairie grass

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

  • A Novel
  • By: Jamie Ford
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287

In the opening pages of Jamie Ford's stunning debut, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet

  • By Christopher on 04-02-09

Don't miss this one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-09

Here's this years feel good book. A sweet love story set in a time in our history as a nation that is not mentioned too often. An era as a nation that we would like to forget,but there is a good history lesson here along with an interesting take on the Japanese /Chinese relationships.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful