My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante is one of my favorite books. It is the first of a series of 4 books. It takes place in Naples, Italy and follows the lives of two young girls.
THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE by Erik Larson takes place in England during World War II. It tells the story of Winston Churchill’s first year as Prime Minister.
If you like Trevor Noah on television, you will love this autographical comedy by the South African comedian.
ASK AGAIN, YES is a first novel by Mary Beth Keane. It is an irresistible story about friendship, blame and forgiveness. It is a domestic drama about Irish immigrants and their struggles.
THE TWO FAMILY HOUSE by Lynda Cohen Loigman transports you back to the 1950s in Brooklyn. It’s about two brothers and their families who buy a brownstone together and initially their wives become best friends. This is not always a great idea.
CITY OF GIRLS by Elizabeth Gilbert takes us into the lives of young and older women living in New York in the 1940s.