"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.”
Historian James Reston names his latest book for the nickname given to the Dominicans, the Catholic order established to eliminate heresy. Reston talks about the events leading up to the Spanish Inquisition and how it transformed the world for Christians, Jews, and Muslims in 1492, and for all of us living today.
- James Reston, Jr. historian and author of 12 previous books, including "Warriors of God," "The Last Apocalypse," and "Galileo: A Life."
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