"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.”
Jill Ker Conway told the story of her childhood in Australia in her best-selling memoir The Road from Coorain. In the latest volume of her autobiography, she recounts her life in academia, a story that includes becoming the first female president of Smith College in 1975.
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