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My brilliant friend / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

Ferrante, Elena, (author.). Goldstein, Ann, 1949- (translator.).

Available copies

  • 5 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington-Veedersburg PL - Covington FIC FER LPT (Text) 32572000550020 CVBPLC Adult Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library LPF FER (Text) 33187004073496 Large Print Fiction Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20196] ISLM PQ4866.E6345 A8113 2016B (Text) 00000106161987 Talking Books Large Type Checked out 11/04/2066
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20196] ISLM PQ4866.E6345 A8113 2016B (Text) 00000106161979 Talking Books Large Type Checked out 01/21/2068
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP FER NEAP #1 (Text) 70743000151203 Large Print Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library LP F FER (Text) 70621000211421 Adult - Large Print Fiction Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse FIC FER LARGE PRINT BK.1 (Text) 50577011049547 Adult Large Print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410491169 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1410491161 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Childhood, adolescence."
"Original title: L'amica geniale"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
This modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors 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.
Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Large type books.
Naples (Italy) > Fiction.

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