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. As two wronged women plot for revenge, their intricately crafted schemes send shockwaves through their families that will echo for many generations to come.
The Years That Followed: A Novel #ad - Sweeping across the lush european backdrops of Spain, The Years That Followed is a gripping, and Ireland, Greece, modern telling of a classic story. Madrid. 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.
Calista is young, beautiful, and headstrong. Enchanted by an older man, Pilar revels in their romance, her freedom, and accruing success. Yet there is one thing that she is still searching for, the one thing she knows will make her truly happy.
Nada: A Novel Modern Library TorchbearersModern Library #ad - Living in genteel squalor in a mysterious house on Calle de Aribau, beautiful, Andrea relies on her wealthy, bohemian friend Ena to prove that normal life exists beyond the gothic dwelling she calls home. Renowned as spain’s the catcher in the rye, polarized, this passionate coming-of-age novel follows a rebellious college-age girl as she uncovers her family’s secrets in chaotic, post-Civil War Barcelona.
Andrea, an eighteen-year-old orphan, moves in with her volatile Barcelona relatives to attend the local University. In one year, and her lovely aunt gloria, musically gifted uncle Román and his violent brother Juan, Andrea learns the truth about her overbearing and religious Aunt Angustias, her cruelly sensual, as her innocence melts away, who provides the family's bread with furtive gambling expeditions.
Nada: A Novel Modern Library Torchbearers #ad - She also learns the truth about Ena—and why her friendship goes hand in hand with her interest in Andrea’s family. Peppered with dark humor, carmen laforet's stunning classic is the story of a young woman who endures the harsh realities of post-Civil War Barcelona, energy, emerging wiser and stronger, and hope, and with a bright future ahead of her.
The Days of AbandonmentEuropa Editions #ad - When she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, the potential loss of her own identity, she is forced to confront her ghosts, and the possibility that life may never return to normal. Ferrante is at her best when her writing holds tight to those nagging, niggling obsessions that make up our mental landscapes.
La stampaa national bestseller for almost an entire year, The Days of Abandonment shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published. It is the gripping story of a woman's descent into devastating emptiness after being abandoned by her husband with two young children to care for. She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years.
The Days of Abandonment #ad - Corriere della sera"ferrante dissects the personal microcosm so well, and with awesome lucidity and precision shows us the meanderings of a woman's mind, the suffering that accompanies being abandoned, and the awful rumbling of time passing. El mundo"elena ferrante has given us a startlingly beautiful novel of exceptional and bold strength.
Il manifesto"severe and rigorously unsentimental, packed full of passages written with dizzying intensity at a rare and acute pitch.
In the BeginningFadó Fadó #ad - She has also published one work of nonfiction, a social history of Irish immigrants in London, called ‘An Unconsidered People’. Catherine was awarded the international prize at the vigevano Literary Festival in Italy in 2006, among others, and has been shortlisted for, the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award and the Italian Booksellers’ Award.
Then, one morning, without warning, Ben leaves and Rose is left to face life alone. This is the story of rose and Ben's marriage and how Rose struggles to reinvent her life when he has gone. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and very, very moving. Roddy doylecatherine dunne is the prize-winning author of nine novels, the most recent of which is ‘The Things We Know Now’.
In the Beginning #ad - In the beginning there was a very ordinary family – Ben, Rose, and their three children. In the beginning’ was her first novel. It was translated into several languages and became an international bestsellerCatherine Dunne lives in Dublin.
Frantumaglia: A Writer's JourneyEuropa Editions #ad - Consisting of over 20 years of letters, and interviews, essays, reflections, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing. She addresses her choice to stand aside and let her books live autonomous lives. In these pages Ferrante answers many of her readers’ questions.
It 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 My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Named one of the guardian's "best books of 2016"From the author of My Brilliant FriendThis book invites readers into Elena Ferrante’s workshop.
Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey #ad - The result is a vibrant and intimate self-portrait of a writer at work. She explains the joys and the struggles of writing, the anguish of composing a story only to discover that that story isn’t good enough. She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, with motherhood, with the cities she has lived in, impressions, with feminism, and with her childhood as a storehouse for memories, and fantasies.
. She discusses her thoughts and concerns as her novels are being adapted into films. She talks about the challenge of finding concise answers to interview questions.
The Lost DaughterEuropa Editions #ad - Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity. Leda, a middle-aged divorce, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father.
Elena ferrante will blow you away. Alice sebold, author of the lovely bonesfrom the author of The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter is Elena Ferrante's most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood yet.
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book FourEuropa Editions #ad - In this book, life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. Through it all, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, the women’s friendship, remains the gravitational center of their lives.
But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Now an hbo series, book four in the new york times bestselling neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, intense, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time.
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four #ad - Roxana robinson, the brilliant, the New York Times Here is the dazzling saga of two women, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. Yet somehow this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief.
Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. With the neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.
Troubling LoveEuropa Editions #ad - A story about mothers and daughters and the complicated knot of lies and emotions that binds them. A series of mysterious telephone calls leads her to compelling and disturbing revelations about her mother's final days. This stylish fiction from the author of The Days of Abandonment is set in a beguiling but often hostile Naples, whose chaotic, suffocating streets become one of the book's central motifs.
A deeply observed, excruciatingly blunt novel. The new yorker"the raging, tormented voice of the author is something rare. The new york timesfollowing her mother's untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book ThreeEuropa Editions #ad - Now an hbo series, intense, and generous-hearted epic by one of today's most beloved and acclaimed writers, Elena Ferrante, book three in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends in post-war Italy is a rich, “one of the great novelists of our time. Roxana robinson, elena and lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, The New York TimesIn the third book in the Neapolitan quartet, have become women.
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. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond. Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. Elena has left the neighborhood, and published a successful novel, earned her college degree, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons.
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Neapolitan Novels, Book Three #ad - . They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. With the neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.
The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book TwoEuropa Editions #ad - With the neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come. Now an hbo series, the follow-up to my brilliant friend in the new york times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, intense, “one of the great novelists of our time.
Roxana robinson, lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, The New York TimesIn The Story of a New Name, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. In these neapolitan novels, elena ferrante, the acclaimed author of The Days of Abandonment, gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging.
The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two #ad - Ferrante is one of the world’s great storytellers. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life's challenges. Love, commitment, family, freedom, jealousy, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories.
Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena.