"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.”
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- Ambassador Dennis Ross counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former Middle East special coordinator; former special assistant to the president and National Security Council senior director for the central region.
- Khalil Jahshan executive director, Pepperdine University's Washington Internship Program; former executive vice president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
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