This week we’re talking about the Neapolitan novels, by Elena Ferrante. An adaptation of the first book in that series, My Brilliant Friend, is coming to HBO later this month... and we’re using that as an excuse to revisit Ferrante's world. With Ruth Spencer, Ann Goldstein, Samhita Chakraborty, Aminatou Sow, Danielle Oteri, and Dayna Tortorici.
Recommendations from our guests:
Ruth Spencer: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Aminatou Sow: Sula by Toni Morrison
Samhita Chakraborty: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Danielle Oteri: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Ann Goldstein: Neapolitan Chronicles by Anna Maria Ortese; History: A Novel by Elsa Morante
Dayna Tortorici: Frantumaglia by Elena Ferrante; Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante