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December Book Club

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Sun, December 15, 2019
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Home of Dave Walbert, '67
41 Muscogee Ave, NW, Atlanta GA 30305
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The next Book Club selection is My Brilliant Friend by Italian writer Elena Ferrante. The New York Times describes it as one of a series of books that "track the lives of two women, Elena Greco and Lila Cerullo, born in Naples near the end of World War II. Their neighborhood, bone-scrape poor, is deeply and permanently infested by the verminous, lethal presence of the Camorra. These novels reveal the intersection of poverty and crime, and their effects on the lives of women. Narrated by Elena, now in her 60s, the series begins with the disappearance of Lila and goes on to recapitulate a lost history — one that Lila has tried to erase through vanishing, but that Elena stubbornly records."  The reviewer, Roxana Robinson, described the author as "one of the greatest novelists of our time."

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