"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.”
In Copenhagen the U.S. agrees to help developing nations fight climate change. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits the front lines in Afghanistan. And Iran test-fires a missile capable of hitting Israel and Europe. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top international news stories.
- Yochi Dreazen military correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
- Tom Gjelten correspondent, NPR, and author of 'Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause.'
- Farah Stockman foreign affairs reporter, The Boston Globe.
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