Praise for Elena Ferrante's THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY remains strong. Adding to this perfect storm of acclaim are some recent international reviews published by our friends at The Independent in the U.K. who call Ferrante's latest novel, "Tolstoyan in its sweep and ambition," writing that "novel by novel, Ferrante’s series is building into one of the great achievements of modern literature." The New York Times names Ferrante as "one of the great novelists of our time" while The LA Review of Books praises THOSE WHO LEAVE in particular as "engrossing both in its richly detailed story and also in its greater concern with larger narrative issues." As Amy Rowland reviews for The New York Times, at it's heart this is "a woman’s story told with such truthfulness that it is not so much a life observed as it is felt."
Here's to keeping this Ferrante frenzy at a maximum, let's help Ferrante take over the world!