"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.”
Laura Fairchild Brodie’s new book explores more recent events in the school’s history: the Supreme Court’s nullification of its single-sex admissions policy, and how the school has reacted and changed since women became part of the student body. On this day every year, Virginia Military Institute celebrates "New Market Day," a commemoration of the role its cadets played in a Confederate victory during the Civil War.
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