"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.”
The February Readers’ Review panel discusses Love in the Time of Cholera by Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This tale of unrequited but lasting love tells the story of a man who spends 50 years, 9 months, and 4 days in love with another man’s wife.
- E. Ethelbert Miller poet; director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, Board Chair of the Institute for Policy Study. And author of the forthcoming book "On Saturdays I Santana With You."
- Sandra Cypess of the University of Maryland
- Kermit Moyer author of "The Chester Chronicles" professor emeritus of literature, American University
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