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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

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