Neapolitan Novels series by Elena Ferrante
In Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, friendship, not love, is the great relationship for a lifetime. My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, and Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (along with the upcoming fourth novel) capture the highs and lows of Ferrante’s lifelong friendship with Lila. Elena and Lila met in childhood, and bonded over their competitive spirits. As their home in Italy grows and changes, so does their friendship, moving and shaping but never dying.