Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Score: 4.5
From 75 Ratings

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay


  • Author: Elena Ferrante & Ann Goldstein
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 4251973 Bytes


Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times).   In the third book in the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila have grown into womanhood. 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 doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery,...

The Years That Followed
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Years That Followed


  • Author: Catherine Dunne
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 1483381 Bytes


Acclaimed international bestseller Catherine Dunne’s thrilling US debut is the story of two wronged women bent on revenge at all costs, and “a page-turner that’s both poignant and satisfying” (Booklist).Revenge is sweeter than regret…Dublin. Calista is young, beautiful, and headstrong. When she falls in love with the charming, older Alexandros and moves to his native Cyprus, she could never imagine that her whirlwind courtship would lead to a dark and violent marriage. But Calista learns to survive. She knows she will find peace when she can finally seek retribution.Madrid. Pilar grew up with very little means in rural Spain and finally escaped to a new life. Determined to leave poverty behind her, she plunges into a life of working hard an...

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609452230


Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Book Description :

Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times). In the third book in the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila have grown into womanhood. 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 doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignora...

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions UK
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609452230


Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Book Description :

"Imagine if Jane Austen got angry & you'll have some idea of how explosive these works are" (John Freeman). Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante has gained admirers among authors—Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few—and criti— James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most resounding success has been with readers, who have discovered in Ferrante a writer who speaks with great power and beauty of the mysteries of belonging, love, family, and friendship. In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila have become women. Both have attempted pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the...

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

The Story of a New Name


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609456412


The Story of a New Name Book Description :

A novel in the bestselling quartet about two very different women and their complex friendship: “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it” (The Boston Globe). The follow-up to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the epic New York Times–bestselling literary quartet that has inspired an HBO series, and returns us to the world of Lila and Elena, who grew up together in post-WWII Naples, Italy. In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her entrée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much fo...

The Devil and the Detective
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Devil and the Detective


  • Author : John Goldbach
  • Publisher : Coach House Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770563353


The Devil and the Detective Book Description :

Robert James, a private detective more interested in chronicling his cases than solving them, gets a midnight call from a young woman whose older husband has been found with a knife in his chest. Murder, corruption, and betrayal ensue, but hapless Robert and his sidekick can't stop drinking and philosophizing long enough to keep up....

Frantumaglia
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Frantumaglia


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609453046


Frantumaglia Book Description :

One of The Guardian’s Best Books of the Year: Personal writings by the anonymous author who became a literary phenomenon with My Brilliant Friend. The writer known as Elena Ferrante has taken pains to hide her identity in the hope that readers would focus on her body of work. But in this volume, she invites us into Elena Ferrante’s workshop and 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 the Neapolitan Novels, the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” (The Atlantic). Consisting of over twenty years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for w...

The Beach at Night

The Beach at Night


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609453718


The Beach at Night Book Description :

A “beautifully written” dark fable from a doll’s point of view—by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels (The Washington Post). One of NPR’s Best Books of the Year. Readers of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll’s perspective. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minù; feelings of abandonment and sadness; misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant; and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises . . . “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it.” —The Boston Glo...

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...