"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.”
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- Dr. Kenneth Goddard lab director and forensic scientist at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory
- Dr. Rob Fleischer head of the molecular genetics lab at the National Zoo
- Dr. Stephen O'Brien chief of the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity at the National Cancer Institute
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