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Reach Out & Read Book Club
My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante
- Date: 11/12/2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Location: Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library
1250 SW District Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its protagonists, 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 conflictual friendship. Book one in the series follows Lila and Elena from their first 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 her protagonists.
Books available at the library.