My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend
Author: Elena Ferrante,Ann Goldstein
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2016-07-06
ISBN 10: 9781410491169
ISBN 13: 1410491161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brilliant Friend Book Review:

A New York Times BestsellerThe Neapolitan Novels (Book 1)A modern masterpice from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors set against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, this story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty. Lila and Elena clash, drift apart, reconcile, and clash again, in the process revealing new facets of their friendship.With My Brillant Briend Ferrante begins the rich, intense, and generous-hearted portrait of two friends, Elena and Lila. Through their lives, she tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country undergoing momentous change.

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 1609452232
ISBN 13: 9781609452230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Book Review:

Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times). In the third book in the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila have grown into womanhood. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance, and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up for women during the 1970s. And yet, they are still very much bound to each other in a book that “shows off Ferrante’s strong storytelling ability and will leave readers eager for the final volume of the series” (Library Journal). “One of modern fiction’s richest portraits of a friendship.” —NPR

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1609456408
ISBN 13: 9781609456405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brilliant Friend Book Review:

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

The Story of a New Name

The Story of a New Name
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1609456416
ISBN 13: 9781609456412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of a New Name Book Review:

A novel in the bestselling quartet about two very different women and their complex friendship: “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it” (The Boston Globe). The follow-up to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the epic New York Times–bestselling literary quartet that has inspired an HBO series, and returns us to the world of Lila and Elena, who grew up together in post-WWII Naples, Italy. In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her entrée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and a source of strength in the face of life’s challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times), gives us a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging, a meditation on love and jealousy, freedom and commitment—at once a masterfully plotted page-turner and an intense, generous-hearted family saga. “Imagine if Jane Austen got angry and you’ll have some idea of how explosive these works are.” —The Australian “Brilliant . . . captivating and insightful . . . the richness of her storytelling is likely to please fans of Sara Gruen and Silvia Avallone.” —Booklist (starred review)

The Story of the Lost Child

The Story of the Lost Child
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 1609452968
ISBN 13: 9781609452964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Lost Child Book Review:

The “stunning conclusion” to the bestselling saga of the fierce lifelong bond between two women, from a gritty Naples childhood through old age (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The Story of the Lost Child concludes the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila, who first met amid the shambles of postwar Italy. In this book, life’s great discoveries have been made; its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women’s friendship remains the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet, somehow, this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief. “Lila is a magnificent character.” —The Atlantic “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it.” —The Boston Globe

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN 10: 160945863X
ISBN 13: 9781609458638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brilliant Friend Book Review:

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

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781925773750
ISBN 13: 1925773752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brilliant Friend Book Review:

The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. They learn to rely on each other and discover that their destinies are bound up in the intensity of their relationship. Elena Ferrante’s piercingly honest portrait of two girls’ path into womanhood is also the story of a nation and a meditation on the nature of friendship itself. My Brilliant Friend is a modern masterpiece, the work of one of Italy’s great storytellers.

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Large Print Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-07-06
ISBN 10: 9781594139932
ISBN 13: 1594139938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brilliant Friend Book Review:

A New York Times BestsellerThe Neapolitan Novels (Book 1)A modern masterpice from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors set against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, this story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty. Lila and Elena clash, drift apart, reconcile, and clash again, in the process revealing new facets of their friendship.With My Brillant Briend Ferrante begins the rich, intense, and generous-hearted portrait of two friends, Elena and Lila. Through their lives, she tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country undergoing momentous change.

The Days of Abandonment

The Days of Abandonment
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2005-09-01
ISBN 10: 1609450299
ISBN 13: 9781609450298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Days of Abandonment Book Review:

From the New York Times–bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, this novel of a deserted wife’s descent into despair—and rage—is “a masterpiece” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). The Days of Abandonment is the gripping story of an Italian woman’s experiences after being suddenly left by her husband after fifteen years of marriage. With two young children to care for, Olga finds it more and more difficult to do the things she used to: keep a spotless house, cook meals with creativity and passion, refrain from using obscenities. After running into her husband with his much-younger new lover in public, she cannot even refrain from assaulting him physically. In a “raging, torrential voice” (The New York Times), Olga conveys her journey from denial to devastating emptiness—and when she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal. “Intelligent and darkly comic.” —Publishers Weekly “Remarkable, lucid, austerely honest.” —The New Yorker

My Brilliant Friends

My Brilliant Friends
Author: Nancy K. Miller
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 023154894X
ISBN 13: 9780231548946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brilliant Friends Book Review:

My Brilliant Friends is a group biography of three women’s friendships forged in second-wave feminism. Poignant and politically charged, the book is a captivating personal account of the complexities of women’s bonds. Nancy K. Miller describes her friendships with three well-known scholars and literary critics: Carolyn Heilbrun, Diane Middlebrook, and Naomi Schor. Their relationships were simultaneously intimate and professional, emotional and intellectual, animated by the ferment of the women’s movement. Friendships like these sustained the generation of women whose entrance into male-dominated professions is still reshaping American society. The stories of their intertwined lives and books embody feminism’s belief in the political importance of personal experience. Reflecting on aging and loss, ambition and rivalry, competition and collaboration, Miller shows why and how friendship’s ties matter in the worlds of work and love. Inspired in part by the portraits of the intensely enmeshed lives in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, My Brilliant Friends provides a passionate and timely vision of friendship between women.

Incidental Inventions

Incidental Inventions
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 1609455592
ISBN 13: 9781609455590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Incidental Inventions Book Review:

“Fifty-one columns, short in length but long on wisdom” from the bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, an HBO original series (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). Collected here for the first time are the seeds of future novels, the timely reflections of this internationally beloved storyteller, the abiding preoccupations of a writer who has been called “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times). “This is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me . . . I have written as an author of novels, taking on matters that are important to me and that—if I have the will and the time—I’d like to develop within real narrative mechanisms.” With these words, Elena Ferrante bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian newspaper. For a full year, she wrote weekly articles, the subjects of which had been suggested by Guardian editors, making the writing process a sort of prolonged interlocution. The subjects ranged from first love to climate change, from enmity among women to the experience of seeing her novels adapted for film and TV. Translated by Ann Goldstein, the acclaimed translator of Ferrante’s novels, and accompanied by Andrea Ucini’s intelligent, witty, and beautiful illustrations, this volume is a must for all curious readers. “A masterclass in style: direct and clear and all the more resonant for it.” —The Saturday Paper “If you are interested in the experience of having a drink with the author and listening to her muse on various subjects . . . here’s your answer.” ?Vulture

The Beach at Night

The Beach at Night
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 1609453719
ISBN 13: 9781609453718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beach at Night Book Review:

A “beautifully written” dark fable from a doll’s point of view—by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels (The Washington Post). One of NPR’s Best Books of the Year. Readers of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll’s perspective. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minù; feelings of abandonment and sadness; misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant; and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises . . . “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it.” —The Boston Globe

My Brilliant Friend Gift Edition

My Brilliant Friend  Gift Edition
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-11-28
ISBN 10: 9781925498073
ISBN 13: 1925498077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brilliant Friend Gift Edition Book Review:

A hardback gift edition of the global literary sensation. The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. They learn to rely on each other and discover that their destinies are bound up in the intensity of their relationship. Elena Ferrante’s piercingly honest portrait of two girls’ path into womanhood is also the story of a nation and a meditation on the nature of friendship itself. My Brilliant Friend is a modern masterpiece, the work of one of Italy’s great storytellers.

The Ferrante Letters

The Ferrante Letters
Author: Sarah Chihaya,Merve Emre,Katherine Hill,Jill Richards
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 023155088X
ISBN 13: 9780231550888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ferrante Letters Book Review:

Like few other works of contemporary literature, Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels found an audience of passionate and engaged readers around the world. Inspired by Ferrante’s intense depiction of female friendship and women’s intellectual lives, four critics embarked upon a project that was both work and play: to create a series of epistolary readings of the Neapolitan Quartet that also develops new ways of reading and thinking together. In a series of intertwined, original, and daring readings of Ferrante’s work and her fictional world, Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards strike a tone at once critical and personal, achieving a way of talking about literature that falls between the seminar and the book club. Their letters make visible the slow, fractured, and creative accretion of ideas that underwrites all literary criticism and also illuminate the authors’ lives outside the academy. The Ferrante Letters offers an improvisational, collaborative, and cumulative model for reading and writing with others, proposing a new method the authors call collective criticism. A book for fans of Ferrante and for literary scholars seeking fresh modes of intellectual exchange, The Ferrante Letters offers incisive criticism, insouciant riffs, and the pleasure of giving oneself over to an extended conversation about fiction with friends.

The Works of Elena Ferrante

The Works of Elena Ferrante
Author: Grace Russo Bullaro,Stephanie V. Love
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2016-12-22
ISBN 10: 1137575808
ISBN 13: 9781137575807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of Elena Ferrante Book Review:

This book is the first dedicated volume of academic analysis on the monumental work of Elena Ferrante, Italy's most well-known contemporary writer. The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins brings together the most exciting and innovative research on Ferrante's treatment of the intricacies of women's lives, relationships, struggles, and dilemmas to explore feminist theory in literature; questions of gender in twentieth-century Italy; and the psychological and material elements of marriage, motherhood, and divorce. Including an interview from Ann Goldstein, this volume goes beyond "Ferrante fever" to reveal the complexity and richness of a remarkable oeuvre.

If I Stay

If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN 10: 1101046341
ISBN 13: 9781101046340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If I Stay Book Review:

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

Casebook

Casebook
Author: Mona Simpson
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0385351410
ISBN 13: 9780385351416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Casebook Book Review:

Spying and eavesdropping on his separating parents at the side of his best friend, young Miles wonders about a stranger's role in his parents' lives before acquiring knowledge that has consequences for the whole family. 25,000 first printing.

Marlena

Marlena
Author: Julie Buntin
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 1627797637
ISBN 13: 9781627797634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marlena Book Review:

A National Book Critics Circle Leonard Prize Finalist Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by Vogue, BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, NPR, NYLON, Huffington Post, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble Chosen for the Book of the Month Club, Nylon Book Club, and Belletrist Book Club Named an Indie Next Pick and a Barnes and Noble Discover Pick The story of two girls and the wild year that will cost one her life, and define the other’s for decades Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat’s new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat is quickly drawn into Marlena’s orbit and as she catalogues a litany of firsts—first drink, first cigarette, first kiss, first pill—Marlena’s habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try again to move on, even as the memory of Marlena calls her back. Told in a haunting dialogue between past and present, Marlena is an unforgettable story of the friendships that shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink.

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend
Author: Kathryn Cope
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2016-06-20
ISBN 10: 9781534727144
ISBN 13: 1534727140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brilliant Friend Book Review:

Whether you are a member of a reading group, or a solitary reader, this clear and concise guide to 'My Brilliant Friend' will greatly enhance your reading experience.A comprehensive guide to Elena Ferrante's first Neapolitan novel, this study aid includes a wealth of information and resources: useful literary and historical context; a plot synopsis; analyses of themes & imagery; character analysis; twenty-eight thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended reading and even a quick quiz.For those in book clubs, this useful companion guide takes the hard work out of preparing for meetings and guarantees productive discussion. For solo readers, it encourages a deeper examination of a rewardingly rich text.

Angels Demons

Angels   Demons
Author: Dan Brown
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-05-23
ISBN 10: 074349346X
ISBN 13: 9780743493468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels Demons Book Review:

The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case.