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Shelf life - Best books of the year

Newspaper, blog or website: The Economist
Date: Dec 3 2015
URL: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21679439-best-books-year-are-about-north-korea-detroit-nagasaki-and-being-pilot-shelf

This four-volume narrative, with all its operatic overtones, is a tribute to feminism and female friendship in mid-20th-century Naples. Written by a pseudonymous author whose real identity remains unknown and translated by an editor at the New Yorker, it is a wild and unlikely hit on both sides of the Atlantic.