San Francisco Chronicle: Top Books of 2014
Date: Dec 24 2014
In Ferrante’s third book in her “Neapolitan Novels” series, serious feminist questions spill from every page, not as tidy scholarly inquiries but as body and blood, a true, sustained cri de coeur. Like its two predecessors, this novel’s roller coaster of anguish, advances and setbacks roars on. The miracle is that Ferrante can keep the shocks coming.
— Joan Frank