"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.”
Diane and her guests talk about life and legacy of Pope John Paul II, who died Saturday at the age of 84.
- Dr. Eileen Lindner deputy general secretary of the National Council of Churches and a Presbyterian minister
- Fr. Robert Drinan professor of law at Georgetown University
- Radek Sikorski resident fellow and executive director of the New Atlantic Initiative at the American Enterprise Institute
- The Very Reverend David O'Connell, C.M. president of the Catholic University of America
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