Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Loving Frank

This was a very interesting book about Mamah Borthwick's affair with Frank Church. I liked that it was based on a real person, especially since no novelist could have gotten away with the shocking ending. The thoughts from the women's movement were interesting. I thought it was interesting that she clamped onto the ideas that justified her actions. I do like the idea that housewives should be valued more...even though Mamah thought that idea was setting the movement back. I couldn't help comparing the actions of Mamah with Anna Karenina's, even though one is based on fact and one is purely fictional. Good, solid, interesting read.