Nancy Horan’s historical romance, UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY is the latest TODAY Book Club pick.
This second novel from the bestselling author of Loving Frank chronicles the improbable love affair between Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny. With a feisty, independent female protagonist who corrals her children and leaves her philandering husband in San Francisco, and an aspiring writer running from family pressure to become a lawyer, UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY provides the perfect fodder for book club discussions.
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“Fascinating . . . a novel that shows how love and marriage can simultaneously offer inspiration and encumbrance.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“A lot of fun . . . Horan drapes this skeleton of facts with a richly imagined musculature of love, laughter, pain and sacrifice.”