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From Elena Ferrante’s supposed memoir to a book about Polaroids, vinyl records and Settlers of Catan, here are your buzz-worthy books for November.


Paul Taunton | November 3, 2016 2:38 PM ET
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At the beginning of each month, the National Post’s Paul Taunton previews books that you’ll want to read and be seen reading over the next few weeks. Here’s what you can look forward to this November:

Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey | Elena Ferrante | translated by Ann Goldstein | Europa Editions | 400 pp | $32 | November 1

Elena Ferrante’s “memoir” is already famous for its role in outing the pseudonymous author, and the discrepancies between it and her real life. But many of us assume that most memoirs (and sometimes the memoirists themselves) are creations. So if you like Ferrante’s novels, that’s as good a reason as any to read this. Translator Ann Goldstein appears in conversation with Elizabeth Renzetti at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto on November 15.