The Story of a New Name - Elena Ferrante

2016 UC book club pick for Oct. Look, I don't care what anyone else says, this is a book about betrayal. It's about sexual betrayal, emotional betrayal, self betrayal, and a betrayal of everything. I know everyone will be taking about the whole Elena and Nino plot, but for me the hardest, heart breaking betrayal was

[spoiler]the destruction of Lila's journals by Elena, who destroys them after reading them, despite the fact that they were placed in her keeping to keep them self. And then Elena is surprised by the destruction at the end of the novel, seriously, honey what did you do?


. You know, bestseller lists are not usually right, look at 50 Shades of Grey, but when they are, oh man.