"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.”
It’s the day before Thanksgiving. So, for the Readers Review this month Diane chose a novel centering on a family gathering. It’s set in an old, New England farmhouse and explores the ways we project our visions of the perfect holiday on each other.
- Kyoko Mori Associate professor of creative writing, George Mason University
- Lisa Page freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
- Ron Charles fiction editor at The Washington Post
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