Handselling: Nancy Horan

Nancy Horan’s first novel, Loving Frank, explored the tragic relationship between architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney. Her new novel, Under the Wide and Starry Sea, explores another relationship fraught with passion and sorrow: Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne.

Loving Frank was released in 2007. Call or e-mail the Nancy Horan fans in your database with an excited “at last!” message.

Also look in your records for Stevenson fans. Share with them that if it weren’t for Fanny, Jekyll and Hyde would not represent good and evil. Jekyll would have been, well, …  just evil.

Place a shelf-talker beneath Under the Wide and Starry Sea and on the shelf by Stevenson’s works.

Post your own review on your website and tweet the link to it. If you do not have your own review, share Susann Cokal’s review in The New York Times.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she’s a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type.

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