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Under the Wide and Starry Sky - Nancy Horan
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
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Nancy Horan,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by Random House Publishing Group on 01-21-2014
Nancy Horan,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by Random House Publishing Group on 01-21-2014
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345516534 (0345516532)
ASIN: 345516532
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Candlefox
Candlefox rated it
Ugh, I give up. The cover is so pretty, but the plot is painfully slow. No less than a few dozen times have I put down this book to do something else. Tried reading outside, and oooh squirrel! Tried reading parts in a Scottish accent, and still was bored. Tried again outside in a different spot...
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story rated it
3.0 Under the Wide and Starry Sky
This book was good, but not great. It's the story of Robert Louis Stevenson's wife and their life as a couple. Her primary concern for much of their life together was his health, and moving to where his health could improve. She also didn't get along with his friends all that well, so that was a ...
Book Talk 21st Century
Book Talk 21st Century rated it
4.0
I received a free ARC from the publisher in exchange for this review.It's always a challenge to write historical fiction, especially when you're centered on 1 person or 1 family. This is historical fiction based on the life of Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, through their courtship, marr...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it
4.0 Under The Wide and Starry Sky
The words “Under the wide and starry sky” are part of the inscription on the tomb of Robert Louis Stevenson. This book tells the story of the love of Stevenson's life and the tumultuous path of his relationship with Frances (Fanny) Matilda Van de Grift Osbourne Stevenson. The book charts the course ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel
Fanny Van de Grift was married to Sam Osbourne. She married young, at age 17, and bore him three children: Belle, Sammy (Lloyd), and Hervey, who died at an early age. Her husband, Sam, was a philanderer. He did not respect his marriage vows and Fanny was unfulfilled and dissatisfied with her life. S...
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