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phyhill
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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The blurb on the front calls this a "novel of maternal ambivalence" and I don't agree. That only reinforces the idea that there's only one kind of way to be a good mother, which is absurd.

This is the third book I've read this month published by Europa.

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phyhill
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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My Sunday morning: hockey practice and Elena Ferrante.

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jdiehr
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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I am a Ferrante fan.

I realize her books are not for everyone, but they work for me.

This one is short, but certainly not sweet.

Leda is on vacation in Italy, finds a child's missing doll, and keeps it far longer than she should - all the while grappling with her past.

The family on the beach strongly reminded me of the characters in The Neapolitan Novels.

AmyG If you get Netflix, watch the movie. It‘s excellent. 2w
jdiehr @AmyG I do, and I will! 🙂 2w
BiblioLitten @AmyG I watched it this weekend, and it will stay with me for a long time. 2w
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AmyG @BiblioLitten Olivia Coleman was perfection. 2w
BiblioLitten @AmyG Agree 💯! 2w
Flaneurette @AmyG I had not realized this! So glad I saw your comment 2w
AmyG @Flaneurette I hope you watch it…and like it. 2w
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Chelsea.Poole
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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I love Ferrante‘s writing because it gets to the deepest, most twisted parts of a person‘s (mostly women‘s) innermost thoughts that are often vile, but recognizable. This can be uncomfortable, as a reader, to see yourself in these characters‘ thoughts and actions. In this slim novel, a middle-aged woman, takes a solitary trip to the coast and becomes involved with a family also vacationing there. Her two grown daughters are never far from mind.

Cinfhen Yes, please! 2w
BarbaraBB It does sound good. Is It a new one? 2w
Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB It‘s not new. I think this edition was published in 2008. I listened to it so I could watch the Netflix adaptation and understand all the undertones that I may miss if I don‘t read the book beforehand. Just started the film last night, halfway, great performances so far. 😊 2w
Cinfhen Oh, good to know it‘s on Netflix 😀that works for #Booked22 #SmallScreenAdaptation 2w
jlhammar I absolutely adore her Neapolitan Novels. Need to get to this one! 2w
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MicheleinPhilly
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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I have a near pathological obsession with reading before watching tv and film adaptations so here I am. I‘m very curious to see how this was adapted because it is almost entirely interior and there is very little plot to speak of. Ferrante paints a portrait of a middle-aged woman and her ambivalence about motherhood. It‘s a bit quirky but I found it very provocative.

squirrelbrain Great review! I hear only good things about the adaptation so far…. 4w
MicheleinPhilly @squirrelbrain I‘m really looking forward to it. Debuts on Netflix on Friday in the U.S. 4w
Ruthiella I still need to read her non-Neapolitan novels! I thought that quartet was brilliant. 4w
MicheleinPhilly @Ruthiella I still need to read the final volume of that. I loved the first 3 and have no idea why I stopped. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
batsy I'm the same! I need to get cracking; didn't realise the adaptation is out so soon. 4w
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hollyfluegge
Pickpick

Such a good book, keeps you entertained up until the very end. 9/10

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akfreeborn
Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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I had a good group of books I read in September!

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akfreeborn
The Lost Daughter | Elena Ferrante
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Pickpick

This novella was tremendous. Ferrante does fraught parent-child relationships so well and this story is chilling once we see the choices the protagonist made in her life. A beach holiday and encounters with a large family bring out all the feels. I picked this up as this is soon to be a major film starring Olivia Collman. Looking forward to how they film this story.

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Tera66
Positively | Courtney Sheinmel
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Eggs ❤️❤️ @Tera66 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great advice 💗 5mo
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Anna from Gustine
Witch Catcher | Mary Downing Hahn
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Panpan

This book had a promising start, but it failed for me halfway through. It felt as though a sophisticated book for middle graders devolved into a fantasy for even younger readers. The transition felt abrupt. I also thought too many characters showed up and the ultimate reveals didn't make much sense. The ending also left something to be desired in that we never see an important character redeemed. I was disappointed by this uneven effort.