"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.”
There are new hopes for a peace plan in the Mideast. Israel and Palestinian prime minsters will meet with President Bush in Jordan on Wednesday. Diane talks with Palestinian and Israeli representatives about the U.S. role in the Mideast peace process and the upcoming summit.
- Daniel Ayalon Israel's ambassador to the U.S.
- Hasan Abdel Rahman chief representative of the PNA and the PLO to the U.S.
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