"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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- Dante Chinni Director of the Christian Science Monitor's "Patchwork Nation" blog
- Doyle McManus Columnist, "Los Angeles Times"
- Jerry Seib executive Washington editor, "The Wall Street Journal."
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