"Other Places, Other Lives" -- International Literature Book Club -- My Beautiful Friend

"Other Places, Other Lives" -- International Literature Book Club -- My Beautiful Friend

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 7:00 PM

Underground Books
102 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117

Our partnership with the UWG Foreign Languages Department and School of the Arts continues this fall with more installments of the "Other Places, Other Lives" International Literature Book Club. The first 10 people to sign up each month get a free copy of the selected book, with a commitment to attend the book club meeting.  Additional copies will be for sale for those that miss the free sign-up.  

October's selection is My Beautiful Friend by Elena Ferrante. Chad Davidson, Professor of English at UWG will guide a discussion of the book at Underground Books on October 27th at 7pm. Light refreshments will be provided. November's selection is The Green Road by Anne Enright and the 10 free copies will be available immediately following the October 27th meeting.

About My Beautiful Friend: Currently the topic of much controversy in literary circlesdue to the formerly anonymous author's identity being publicly revealed. The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950's 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 their friendship, beautifully and meticulously rendered, becomes a not always perfect shelter from hardship. Ferrante has created a memorable portrait of two women, but My Brilliant Friend if also the story of a nation (Italy). Through the Lives of Elena and Lila, Ferrante gives her readers the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country undergoing momentous change.