"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
In honor of Mother’s Day, the May Women At Work guests are Barbara Jennings and her son Cedric. Cedric gained national attention as the subject of the book “A Hope in the Unseen.” They talk about the role Barbara played in her son’s successful journey from an inner-city high school to graduation day at Brown University.
- Barbara and Cedric Jennings mother and son featured in Ron Suskind's "A Hope in the Unseen"
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