"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.”
Carolyn Jessop was once a member of a radical polygamist religious sect. She was the fourth wife of a man decades older than she. She describes what it was like to live under the same roof with his other wives and children and what spurred her to gather her eight children in the middle of the night and leave.
- Carolyn Jessop author, "Escape;" spent 35 years in the Fundamentalist LDS community before escaping with her children.
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