My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante – Bed Threads


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Life in Naples in the 1950s is anything but easy.

But best friends Elena and Lila have each other, and it’s their friendship that protects them from the outside world.

Through thick and thin, their relationship is the support that each woman needs as they go through life and love together.

My Brilliant Friend, the first book in Italian author Elena Ferrante’s bestselling Neapolitan Quartet, follows Lila and Elena as teenagers over the course of a momentous summer spent in Naples and in sun-drenched Ischia, an Island just off the coast of Italy.

Beautifully described and realized, this sweeping saga is a testament to friendship, family and the places and people we call home.

Elena Ferrante is the pseudonym of an Italian author, most famous for her Neapolitan Quartet, four books that chart the decades-spanning friendship of Lila and Elena.

She has written 11 books, which have sold more than 11 million copies around the world.

In 2019, My Brilliant Friend was adapted into an HBO miniseries.

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