Price: (as of – Details) An Amazon Best Book of September 2015: Elena Ferrante has been an under-the-radar phenomenon for a couple of years now: the pseudonymous, publicity-shunning Italian author of Days of Abandonment – one of my favorite novels of all time – and the three (until now) Neapolitan Novels is the go-to read for thoughtful, analytical women on at least two continents. But if the first three books made her a cult here, The Story of the Lost Child, the final volume of the Neapolitan books, is poised to make her a bona fide star.
When we think about someone losing their home to a tornado or to a fire, most of us picture a middle class family in the middle of Kansas, with a few small children, staring blankly at the spot where their home once stood. Toys are strewn on the front lawn and the parents pick through the wreckage to find family photos or a piece of cherished crystal. But disasters know no bounds and happen just as frequently to the country’s most exclusive neighborhoods – for example the Malibu and Santa Barbara wildfires, or hurricanes that swept through beach front resorts