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August 15, 2012

Today's Featured Title and Contest August 15, 2012
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book coming out this fall. Read more about it, and enter our Fall Preview Daily Contest by Thursday, August 16th at 11:59AM ET for a chance to win one of five copies of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!
Today's Featured Book and Contest: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante

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 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 embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.

Ferrante is the author of three previous works of critically acclaimed fiction: THE DAYS OF ABANDONMENT, TROUBLING LOVE and THE LOST DAUGHTER. With this novel, the first in a trilogy, she proves herself to be one of Italy’s great storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations, that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new readers to her fiction.

will be available in paperback on September 25th.

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