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Ferrante, Elena

Summary: 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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2016

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Ferrante, Elena

Summary: 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--and 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...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FER

Ferrante, Elena

2 holds on 5 copies

Summary: Overview: A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante' s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s, in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FER

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Ferrante, Elena

Summary: "This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante's workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over twenty years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 858 FER

Ferrante, Elena

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: The second book, following last year's My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2013

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Ferrante 2013

Ferrante, Elena

Summary: The brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila have made life's great discoveries, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up-- a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Now, in a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous-- and in a world undergoing epochal change-- Lila and Elena clash,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2015

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Ferrante, Elena

Summary: In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FER

Ferrante, Elena

Summary: The Story of a New Name follows Elena Ferrante's critically acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties, and marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. These young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times while driving them apart at others. Each...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FER

Ferrante, Elena

Summary: Here is the dazzling saga of two women: the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Both are now adults; many of life's great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women's friendship has remained the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up -- a prison of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FER

Ferrante, Elena.

Summary: Once an aspiring writer, Olga traded literary ambition for marriage and motherhood; when Mario dumps her after 15 years, she is utterly unprepared. Though she tells herself that she is a competent woman, nothing like the poverella (poor abandoned wife) that mothers whispered about in her childhood, Olga falls completely apart. Routine chores overwhelm her; she neglects her appearance and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Ferrante, Elena

Summary: A doll is left on the beach by a little girl who is preoccupied with her new kitten. The doll has to survive all sorts of tests and misadventures during the night but when a new day dawns, she sees things much more clearly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Ferrante, Elena

Summary: With these words, Elena Ferrante bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with the Guardian newspaper. For a full year, she wrote an article each week, the subjects of which had been suggested by Guardian editors, making the writing process a form of prolonged interlocution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2019

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Ferrante, Elena

Summary: When Leda's daughters leave home to be with their father, she decides to take a trip to a small coastal town in Italy, but soon after she arrives memories from her unsettled past come back to haunt her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Ferrante, Elena

Summary: Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante's fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors--Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few--and critics--James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Ferrante 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P FER

De Rogatis, Tiziana

Summary: Ferrante’s four-volume novel cycle known in English as the Neapolitan quartet has become a global success, with over ten million readers in close to fifty countries. Her readers recount feeling “addicted” to the novels; they describe a pleasure in reading that is as rare as it is irresistible, a compulsion that leads them either to devour the books or to ration them so as to prolong the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 853.92 DE R

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Summary: A tale of best friends Lila and Elena, which started at the school in the 1950s. As an elderly woman, Elena tries to unravel the mystery of her brilliant friend, who also became her worst enemy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MY