"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.”
Guest Host: Susan Page
A community activist and socialite commits suicide after a bitter divorce in 1963. Her daughter is now a psychiatrist, wife, and mother. The search to understand why her mother took her own life. A story of loss, reconciliation, and healing.
- Nancy Rappaport assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, attending child and adolescent psychiatry consultant to the Cambridge Public Schools, and director of school-based programs in child psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance.
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