"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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Concerns about corruption complicate U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. And President Obama begins his first official trip to Asia. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week’s top international news stories.
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- Karen DeYoung senior diplomatic correspondent, The Washington Post.
- Roy Gutman foreign editor, McClatchy Newspapers; author "How We Missed the Story: Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban and the Hijacking of Afghanistan."
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