Congratulations are in order for Whidbey Island author Nancy Horan, who has hit the ball out of the park in terms of getting her new novel “Under the Wide and Starry Sky” into the hands of readers nationwide. Horan’s book, based on the relationship between Robert Louis Stevenson and his American wife, Fanny Osbourne, has been chosen as the third “Today” show book club pick. Horan was interviewed on the Today Show this morning – the show will host a book club chat via Google Hangout on Feb. 27. Local fans can confab with Horan earlier, as she is reading at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Seattle’s Queen Anne Book Co.
The Seattle Times review of Horan’s book ran Jan. 19. Horan’s previous novel was “Loving Frank,” about the love affair between architect Frank Lloyd Wright and one of his clients, Mamah Borthwick Cheney.