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My Brilliant Friend

By Elena Ferrante & Ann Goldstein
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante & Ann Goldstein digital book - Fable

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Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic).
 
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence.
 
Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between two women.
 
“An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends.” —Entertainment Weekly
 
“Spectacular.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air
 
“Captivating.” —The New Yorker

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Surprised Face with Open Mouth“The way Ferrante so cinematically and personally immerses you in the perspectives of the characters, had me turning page after page. Was incredibly fast-paced. Everything about her writing was so honest and personal. I don’t know if I’ve read anything like it before. Can’t wait to get ahold of the second book.”
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