The Independent

The best summer reads: 90 books chosen by 40 literary luminaries

Polly Samson, novelist

Everything Elena Ferrante. I have just read all seven novels, gobbled them up, one straight after the other. Her three stand-alones: Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter and Days of Abandonment are all extraordinary, I have never read the internal life of women described with such blistering authenticity.


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