"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 1944 and 1945, Tracy Sugarman was a naval ensign serving in World War II. Like many young newlywed soldiers, he wrote hundreds of letters to his bride back in the States. But he also sent home his pencil sketches and watercolors showing both the dramatic and the mundane events he witnessed before, during, and after D-Day. These letters and illustrations are excerpted in his new book.
- Tracy Sugarman author and was a naval ensign serving in World War Two
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