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My Brilliant Friend

Neapolitan Novels, Book One

Elena Ferrante

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship...
Publish Date
September 25
First Published in 2011
Goodreads rating
Nov 21, 2018
I was enjoying My Brilliant Friend (the book) only mezzo mezzo until I got to the final line, which snapped me to attention and made me love it. I've never had that experience with a book before.      source
Sep 13, 2016
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrente are absolutely absorbing. I'm on the 4th book. #ImWithHer      source