"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.”
Mysterious twists of fate and coincidence bring members of a Scotish family together, while self-doubts and lack of communication keep them apart in this 2002 National Book Award winning novel set on both sides of the Atlantic over three summers.
- Luke Jensen Director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity at the University of Maryland.
- Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"
- Deborah Tannen author of many books and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University.
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