Elena Ferrante's Recommended Reading Collection

“Stories of women with two feet, and sometimes one, in the 20th century.”—Elena Ferrante


TIME Magazine most influential person of the year and “one of the great novelists of our times”
(The New York Times) Elena Ferrante recommends 40 great books by female authors.

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The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International) By Joan Didion Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400078431
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Published: Vintage - February 13th, 2007

Beloved (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

White Teeth: A Novel (Vintage International) By Zadie Smith Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375703867
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Published: Vintage - June 12th, 2001

A Little Life By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

Fates and Furies: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634482
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2016

Outline: A Novel (Outline Trilogy #1) By Rachel Cusk Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250081544
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Published: Picador - February 9th, 2016

Gilead (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Marilynne Robinson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250784018
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2020

Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

Olive Kitteridge: Fiction By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812971835
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 30th, 2008

Family Lexicon By Natalia Ginzburg, Jenny McPhee (Translated by), Peg Boyers (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, Jenny McPhee (Translated by), Peg Boyers (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590178386
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Published: NYRB Classics - April 25th, 2017

Arturo's Island: A Novel By Elsa Morante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by) Cover Image
By Elsa Morante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781631496622
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Published: Liveright - February 18th, 2020

Blonde: A Novel By Joyce Carol Oates, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Joyce Carol Oates, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062968456
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Published: Ecco - April 14th, 2020

Breasts and Eggs By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator) Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781609455873
Availability: Backordered
Published: Europa Editions - April 7th, 2020

The Blind Assassin: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385720953
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Published: Anchor - August 28th, 2001

Interpreter Of Maladies By Jhumpa Lahiri Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358213260
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Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2019

The Love Object: Selected Stories By John Banville (Introduction by), Edna O'Brien Cover Image
By John Banville (Introduction by), Edna O'Brien
$23.99
ISBN: 9780316378284
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 7th, 2017

Cassandra: A Novel and Four Essays By Christa Wolf, Jan Van Heurck (Translated by) Cover Image
By Christa Wolf, Jan Van Heurck (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374519049
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 1st, 1988

Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics) By Marguerite Yourcenar, Grace Frick (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marguerite Yourcenar, Grace Frick (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374529260
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 18th, 2005

Accabadora By Michela Murgia, Silvester Mazzarella (Translated by) Cover Image
By Michela Murgia, Silvester Mazzarella (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781619020504
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Published: Counterpoint - October 30th, 2012

Dear Life: Stories (Vintage International) By Alice Munro Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307743725
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Published: Vintage - July 30th, 2013

Malina By Ingeborg Bachmann, Philip Boehm (Translated by), Rachel Kushner (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ingeborg Bachmann, Philip Boehm (Translated by), Rachel Kushner (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811228725
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Published: New Directions - June 25th, 2019

The Piano Teacher By Elfriede Jelinek, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator) Cover Image
$16.00
Not available
ISBN: 9780802144614
Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2009

The Fifth Child (Vintage International) By Doris Lessing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679721826
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Published: Vintage - May 14th, 1989

Lost Children Archive: A novel By Valeria Luiselli Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436461
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Published: Vintage - February 4th, 2020

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories By Lucia Berlin Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

The Door (NYRB Classics) By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by), Ali Smith (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 27th, 2015

The Bell By Iris Murdoch, A. S. Byatt (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Iris Murdoch, A. S. Byatt (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780141186696
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 1st, 2001

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree By Shokoofeh Azar Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609455651
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Published: Europa Editions - January 7th, 2020

Neapolitan Chronicles By Anna Maria Ortese, Ann Goldstein (Translator), Jenny McPhee (Translator) Cover Image
By Anna Maria Ortese, Ann Goldstein (Translator), Jenny McPhee (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781939931511
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Published: New Vessel Press - March 13th, 2018

Disoriental By Négar Djavadi, Tina Kover (Translator) Cover Image
By Négar Djavadi, Tina Kover (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609454517
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Published: Europa Editions - April 17th, 2018

David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair: Introduction by Claire Messud (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) By Irene Nemirovsky, Sandra Smith (Translated by), Claire Messud (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Irene Nemirovsky, Sandra Smith (Translated by), Claire Messud (Introduction by)
$27.50
Not available
ISBN: 9780307267085
Published: Everyman's Library - January 15th, 2008

The Years By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609807870
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Published: Seven Stories Press - November 21st, 2017

The Lover By Marguerite Duras Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780375700521
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Published: Pantheon - September 8th, 1998

The Conservationist By Nadine Gordimer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140047165
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Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 1983

A Good Man Is Hard To Find And Other Stories By Flannery O'Connor, Lauren Groff (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Flannery O'Connor, Lauren Groff (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358139560
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Published: Mariner Books - December 10th, 2019

The God of Small Things: A Novel By Arundhati Roy Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812979657
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 16th, 2008

The Passion According to G.H. By Clarice Lispector, Caetano Veloso (Introduction by), Idra Novey (Translated by) Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Caetano Veloso (Introduction by), Idra Novey (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811219686
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Published: New Directions - June 13th, 2012

Motherhood: A Novel By Sheila Heti Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250214782
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Normal People: A Novel By Sally Rooney Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984822185
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Published: Hogarth - February 18th, 2020

A Girl Returned By Donatella Di Pietrantonio, Ann Goldstein (Translator) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609455286
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Published: Europa Editions - July 2nd, 2019