"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.”
Guest Host: Susan Page
Cathleen Medwick discusses "Teresa of Avila" (Knopf), her biography of one of the greatest reformers and mystics among the Catholic saints. While she is often considered a modern feminist icon, the book focuses on her role within the 16th century Catholic church in Spain.
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