"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.”
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- J. Robinson -duplicate record West chairman of PFC Energy, an energy consulting firm
- Shibley Telhami Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, and author of "The Stakes: America in the Middle East" (Westview Press)
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