Fictional Biography

Leo Africanus

By Amin Maalouf; translated by Peter Sluglett

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Born in Spain just before the Moors were expelled from that country, Hassan al-Wazzan grew up in North African and became a world traveller, diplomat, author and geographer. Using the real life of al-Wazzan as a starting point, this historical novel examines the intersections and conflicts between the Christian and Arab worlds in the 16th century.
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Loving Frank: A Novel

Nancy Horan

"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.