"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: Steve Roberts
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- Sidney Jones Indonesia Project Director for International Crisis Group
- Alasdair Bowie Associate Professor of Political Science at George Washington University
- Lt. Col. Ralph Peters U.S. Army, Retired and author of "Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World" (Stackpole Books)
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