"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: Lynn Neary
Novelist Colleen McCullough’s latest book takes the reader on a historical journey to the penal colonies of 18th century Australia. The novel is based on a true story of Richard Morgan, a falsely-accused man who made the treacherous journey from his hometown of Bristol, England to Australia in 1788.
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