Search Results: "Elena Ferrante"


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FRANTUMAGLIA by Elena Ferrante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Not a good entrance point for readers unfamiliar with the author's work, but devotees will surely pore over the bits and pieces in an effort to arrive one step closer at understanding the phenomenon that is Ferrante fever."
An assemblage of correspondence and interviews provides Ferrante-curious readers with a look into the mind and methods of the reclusive author. Read full book review >

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THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Ferrante's lucid rendering of Lila's and Elena's entwined yet discrete lives illustrates both that the personal is political and that novels of ideas can compel as much as their lighter-weight counterparts."
This third volume of the Neopolitan trilogy continues to chronicle the turbulent lives of longtime friends Lila and Elena, as begun in the enigmatic Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend (2012) and The Story of a New Name (2013). Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The enigmatic Ferrante, whose identity remains the subject of international literary gossip, has created a mythic portrait of a female friendship in the chthonian world of postwar Naples."
Inexorable seismic changes—in society and in the lives of two female friends—mark the final volume of Ferrante's Neapolitan series. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF A NEW NAME by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Admirers of Ferrante's work will eagerly await the third volume."
Roman à clef by the reclusive author who writes under the name Elena Ferrante (The Lost Daughter, 2008, etc.): a beautifully written portrait of a sometimes difficult friendship. Read full book review >

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THE LOST DAUGHTER by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Does little to illuminate a familiar conflict."
In this latest from the pseudonymous Italian Ferrante (Troubling Love, 2006, etc.), a middle-aged woman spends her summer vacation meditating about motherhood. Read full book review >

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Elena Chavez by Jeanette Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2015

"Fast-paced and replete with steamy romance and eroticism but short on meaningful character development."
In Collins' erotic romance, a deputy sheriff seeks redemption after a disturbing encounter with a seductive, dangerous stranger. Read full book review >

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ELENA VANISHING by Elena Dunkle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"This memoir contains moving snapshots of a young woman's struggles with anorexia nervosa, but readers may be frustrated by omissions of key moments in the recovery process. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
This co-authored, mother-daughter memoir recounts daughter Elena's five-year struggle to overcome anorexia nervosa after her diagnosis at 17. Read full book review >

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THE BEACH AT NIGHT by Elena Ferrante
by Elena Ferrante, illustrated by Mara Cerri, translated by Ann Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"For Ferrante's adult fans who are longing for occasional pictures to accompany her words. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A once-favored doll abandoned at the beach anguishes at her fate. Read full book review >

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MESSAGE FROM ELENA by Ray Cristina
Released: April 29, 2009

"An intriguing premise that starts strong, only to be watered down by weak characters and a lack of intensity."
In this historical novel, a young man doesn't realize how intertwined his life is with his boss's until he makes a fateful promise to him. Read full book review >

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ELENA OF THE STARS by C.P. Rosenthal
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A decent coming-of-age story that gallops off on a wrong turn into the overgrazed fields of movie-plot land."
What begins as a spare, elegiac story of a girl, a grandfather, and a golden horse (have your hankies out yet?) veers into National Velvet meets Deliverance in this offering from California writer Rosenthal, author of three earlier novels (Loop's End, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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FOR THE SAKE OF ELENA by Elizabeth George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 1992

"Havers outings."
The fifth outing for Scotland Yard's Inspector Lynley (rich, sleek aristocrat) and Sergeant Havers (rough-edged, bitter plain-Jane)—this time called up to Cambridge to investigate the brutal murder of a sexy, unstable, deaf student. Read full book review >

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UNLOCKED by Louis Ferrante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A readable but not particularly resonant tale of redemption."
According to mobster-turned-Orthodox-Jew Ferrante, the book is mightier than the gun. Read full book review >