Afternoon Book Discussion

my-brilliant-friend

with Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 1:30 PM

My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. This meticulous portrait of these two women is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.

 “The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. 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 her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.”  -From the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the circulation desk.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

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