Story of a New Name
Score: 4
From 2,423 Ratings

Story of a New Name


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions UK
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609451479


Story of a New Name Book Description :

"Elena Ferrante may be the best contemporary novelist you have never heard of... If the best prose is like glass communicating without calling attention to itself Ms Ferrante's is crystal, and her storytelling both visceral and compelling" --The Economist 'While this trilogy is providing a captivating social history of mid-20th Neapolitan life it is primarily the story of a friendship.' --Lizzy's Literary Life...

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-09-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781922182371


Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Book Description :

Since the publication of the acclaimed My Brilliant Friend and The Story of A New Name, Elena Ferrante’s reputation has grown enormously. Her novels about the friendship between Lila and Elena, about the mysteries of human relationships, are utterly compelling. In Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the two protagonists are now in their thirties. Lila, married at sixteen, has left her husband and the comforts of her marriage, and has now joined the workforce. Elena has left the neighbourhood in Naples, been to university, and published a successful novel, all of which has brought her into a wealthier, more cultured world. Both women are seizing opportunities to flee a life of poverty, ignorance and submission. Yet they are still very much bound to ...

The Story of a New Name

The Story of a New Name


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release Date : 2016-07-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 141049117X


The Story of a New Name Book Description :

A New York Times BestsellerThe Neapolitan Novels (Book 2)A modern masterpice from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors. My Brillant Briend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted portrait of two friends, Elena and Lila. Through their lives, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country undergoing momentous change....

The Lost Daughter
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Lost Daughter


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2008-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609451035


The Lost Daughter Book Description :

Basis for the upcoming Maggie Gyllenhaal film starring Olivia Colman: An edgy tale of mixed feelings and motherhood by the author of My Brilliant Friend. Leda, a middle-aged divorcée, is alone for the first time in years after her two adult daughters leave home to live with their father in Toronto. Enjoying an unexpected sense of liberty, she heads to the Ionian coast for a vacation. But she soon finds herself intrigued by Nina, a young mother on the beach, eventually striking up a conversation with her. After Nina confides a dark secret, one seemingly trivial occurrence leads to events that could destroy Nina’s family in this “arresting” novel by the author of the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan Novels, which have sold millions of cop...

The Days of Abandonment
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The Days of Abandonment


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2005-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609450298


The Days of Abandonment Book Description :

From the New York Times–bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, this novel of a deserted wife’s descent into despair—and rage—is “a masterpiece” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). The Days of Abandonment is the gripping story of an Italian woman’s experiences after being suddenly left by her husband after fifteen years of marriage. With two young children to care for, Olga finds it more and more difficult to do the things she used to: keep a spotless house, cook meals with creativity and passion, refrain from using obscenities. After running into her husband with his much-younger new lover in public, she cannot even refrain from assaulting him physically. In a “raging, torrential voice” (The New York Times), Olga conveys her journey fr...

My Brilliant Friend
Score: 3.5
From 98 Ratings

My Brilliant Friend


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609456405


My Brilliant Friend Book Description :

Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic). Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, 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 conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their 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, a...

My Brilliant Friend
Score: 3.5
From 98 Ratings

My Brilliant Friend


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Large Print Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1594139938


My Brilliant Friend Book Description :

A New York Times BestsellerThe Neapolitan Novels (Book 1)A modern masterpice from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors set against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, this story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty. Lila and Elena clash, drift apart, reconcile, and clash again, in the process revealing new facets of their friendship.With My Brillant Briend Ferrante begins the rich, intense, and generous-hearted portrait of two friends, Elena and Lila. Through their lives, she tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country undergoing momentous change....

We Need New Names
Score: 3.5
From 43 Ratings

We Need New Names


  • Author : NoViolet Bulawayo
  • Publisher : Reagan Arthur Books
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316230834


We Need New Names Book Description :

A remarkable literary debut--shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America. Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to mind the g...

The Story of a New Name  HBO Tie In Edition

The Story of a New Name HBO Tie In Edition


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1609455533


The Story of a New Name HBO Tie In Edition Book Description :

In this New York Times and national indie bestseller, Ferrante gives readers a poignant, universal story about friendship, class, and belonging....

The Name Jar
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

The Name Jar


  • Author : Yangsook Choi
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-10-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307793447


The Name Jar Book Description :

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friend...