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Lost Daughter
Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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From the author of My Brilliant Friend "Elena Ferrante will blow you away."-Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones From the author of The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter is Elena Ferrante's most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood yet. Leda, a middle-aged divorce, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. 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.
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mhillis
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This is the first time I‘ve finished an audiobook in one day! The Lost Daughter is a short but powerful book dealing with motherhood. Women in Translation Readathon: a book in a non traditional format 🎧 #witreadathon

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mhillis
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My TBR for this week‘s Women in Translation Readathon and Summer‘s End Readathon:
1. A Greater Music 🎶
2. The Lost Child 🎧
3. The Secret Piano 🎹
The Girl who Wrote Loneliness (recommended read)
I‘ve already In Other Words which is the other recommended read. It‘s one of my favorite books though, so I‘ll reread it if I have time!
#witreadathon #summersendreadathon

merelybookish You're going for all 5 prompts! Good luck! 3mo
mhillis @merelybookish I‘ve already changed my TBR 😂 Will post an update soon! 3mo
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MySharonaK
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I like this one more than I liked her Brilliant Friend series. It‘s creepy and smart

rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 6mo
MySharonaK @rretzler thank you 🌸 6mo
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Majesticorgi
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I am in pain, physically. This history of my country, seen by Elena‘s story, it‘s making me doubt of margin lines. I don‘t know what to believe anymore, if everything is nothing and nothing is everything.
What a rollercoaster this book has been!
What do I do with my life now?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 9mo
Majesticorgi Thanks ❤️ 9mo
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Majesticorgi
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I can‘t physically read more but my soul is unsatisfied. I foresee wild dreams tonight and a heavier bag tomorrow, cause there‘s no way I will be leaving without this book 80ish pages from the end. The real end this time.

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Majesticorgi
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Still hooked up on this series. Afraid of reaching the end. Elena Greco is both me and my worst traits: a Neapolitan Scarlett O‘Hara that I didn‘t know I needed.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 9mo
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Whitwhit
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
Mehso-so

Kind of boring

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WomanistBibliophile
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To ask to be seen by them as a person and not a function.
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#readingforpleasure

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Mitch
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I tried to get into Ferrante but maybe the timing was wrong, I just couldn‘t. It please loooove her writing. Maybe this will kick start me?

https://deadline.com/2018/10/maggie-gyllenhaal-directing-the-lost-daughter-film-...

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Bibliogeekery
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I really enjoyed this quirky little book. Ferrante takes us into a main character who abandons her daughters (for awhile) and steals a child's beloved doll on the beach. It's a complicated study of motherhood and imperfection.

Kristyngansen Have you read any of her other books? Wondering g how it compares. 🙂 2y
Bibliogeekery @Kristyngansen I read the Neapolitan Series and they were so great that it's hard to top them. This one is so short it doesn't really compare - but it does explore similar themes 2y
Well-ReadNeck That cover ... yikes 😬 2y
Bibliogeekery @Well-ReadNeck I know, right?! So disturbing 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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Absolutely dreamy #audiobookwalk

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scyoung55
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Ferrante is as always brilliant and far-seeing in The Lost Daughter. Her use of language is exquisite. Her story crafting is filled with unexpected twists and reversals. This is a novel primarily dealing with the complexity of motherhood. To a certain degree, males such as myself, can only stand in the doorway and watch and possibly learn.

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scyoung55
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante

Check that. Ferrante takes a twist or two, becomes much darker than Cusk. First person sociopath?

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scyoung55
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante

Reading Elsa Ferrante's The Lost Daughter. So far reminds me of Rachel Cusk: first person female writer on vaca speculating on strangers she meets...

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mdbstar12
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Man, I just love Elena Ferrante. This short novel focuses on the summer vacation of a middle aged woman, but quickly morphs to a powerful exploration of motherhood. Fans of the Neapolitan Novels will recognize the similar themes and equally fantastic writing. I had to keep reminding myself though not to try and make comparisons between those novels, this story, and what I can imagine her real life to be!

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Bookoisseur
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I missed Ferrante in my summer and this was a delightful revisit.

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BeverleeWitvoetAbell
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Friday night reading. My first Elena Ferrante book!

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ManyWordsLater
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I loved this little book so much. I've read the whole Neapolitan series but this story is as well written. The essence of what is explored in the series is here in a beautiful and uncomplicated way. That is if human interactions can ever be uncomplicated.

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GatheringBooks
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Finished reading this book on my flight back home to Singapore from Seoul. With Baskin Robbins affogatto near my departure gate (which was changed at the last minute - boo). Raw and unapologetic - articulates truths that are often left unspoken because they may cause a rupture of the soul. But Ferrante is fearless that way. Heedlessly grounded in her voice of motherhood and its unaccounted for loathing that is inextricably part of love.

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GatheringBooks
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Traveling from Asan to Incheon on my way back home to Singapore. My travel companion once again is Ferrante. Keynote speech done for the Soonchunhyang Exceptional Children Institute 2016 International Symposium.

Lakesidemusing Look forward to your thoughts! 3y
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jesslovestype
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I'm rather bewildered. Leda spends most of the book justifying her dissatisfaction with motherhood in an effort to gain our sympathy, but the plot centers around the fact that she stole a child's beloved doll. Bewildered and yet I am still somewhat sympathetic. I admire Ferrante's unwavering portrait of a less-then-perfect woman, I just wish the plot allowed more action for Leda. Anyone read the Neapolitan Novels? How do they compare?

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manalivasanth
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A subtle and nuanced exploration of motherhood

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JAlvarez
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"I loved them too much and it seemed to me that love for them would keep me from becoming myself."

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JanJan
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Lazy days off are perfect for some quality time with my BFF Elena Ferrante.

MrBook Nice pic! 3y
Posemn Just finished this book this morning. Now this cover makes sense! 3y
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rebuketodali
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I flew through the Neapolitan Novels this winter and adored them, but I needed some time away before delving into her short fiction. A wonderful book that is honest about the joy, fury, and disappointment of motherhood. And the ending is perfect.

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rebuketodali
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Ferrante, wine, listening to a thunderstorm roll in.

MrBook Nice pic! 3y
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Lola
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#Recommendsday If you've been wanting to read the Neapolitan novels but are hesitant to add 4 more books to your massive TBR, pick up this short and excellent read. Everything you've heard about EF's writing is in these 125 beautiful pages. A great place to start with Ferrante.

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SofiaPinto
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Um livro belíssimo!!

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