"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.”
A final roundup of the major differences and some similarities between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain on major issues including the economy, health care, energy, and foreign policy.
- Karen Tumulty national political correspondent, "Time" magazine.
- Greg Ip U.S. economics editor, "The Economist"
- Warren Strobel senior correspondent for foreign affairs, McClatchy Washington bureau
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