"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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- Lt. Gen. William Odom (Ret.) U.S. Army-Ret., former director of the National Security Agency and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Max Boot senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "War Made New" (Gotham Books)
- Anthony Cordesman Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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