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The Days of Abandonment

Encore -- The days of abandonment / Elena Ferrante ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante. It is narrated by Leda, an academic in her forties, who takes an apartment in a seaside town in order to work on her latest book. Spending her afternoons on the beach, she becomes intrigued by a young mother who is always to be found sunbathing nearby, and her daughter, who plays obsessively with a doll. And then one day, for no reason she can think of, Leda steals the girl’s doll.

The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante. It is narrated by Leda, an academic in her forties, who takes an apartment in a seaside town in order to work on her latest book. Spending her afternoons on the beach, she becomes intrigued by a young mother who is always to be found sunbathing nearby, and her daughter, who plays obsessively with a doll. And then one day, for no reason she can think of, Leda steals the girl’s doll.

The Woman Destroyed by Simone De Beauvoir | Tres francais, n'est-ce pas?

The Jacket Designer's Challenge: To Capture A Book By Its Cover (NPR) -- Mendelsund says his cover for Simone de Beauvoir's The Woman Destroyed "is as close as I've ever come to a jolie laide cover — and I love it for that reason.

The Argonauts (New Paperback) by Maggie Nelson

The Argonauts (New Paperback) by Maggie Nelson