"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
Journalist Karen Spears Zacharias was 9 years old in 1966 when her father died a hero in Vietnam. Her mother was 29 and left with three small children, an invalid father, and a ninth grade education. She tells the story of her mother’s heroic struggles to hold the family together.
- Karen Spears Zacharias award-winning journalist and contributing columnist for "The Veteran." She serves on the national advisory board of the Virtual Wall and the Orphans of War Foundation and is a member of Sons and Daughters in Touch.
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