“My Brilliant Friend (L’amica geniale #1)” by Elena Ferrante

“My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante, one Italy’s most acclaimed writers, is the first book of a the “L’amica geniale” or “The Neapolitan Novels” series. This is a book about two girls, becoming friends and walking from childhood to adolescence, in a poor neighborhood in the outskirts of Naples.The two girls, Lila and Lenou, growing… Read More “My Brilliant Friend (L’amica geniale #1)” by Elena Ferrante

“The Sound of Things Falling” by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

In the city of Bogotá, Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medellín cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies… Read More “The Sound of Things Falling” by Juan Gabriel Vásquez