In 2018, bestselling Italian novelist Elena Ferrante agreed to write a weekly column for Britain's Guardian
newspaper. This slim hardcover collects a year's worth of those short pieces. Whether ruminating on the practice of keeping a diary, the "seesaw of joy and horror"
that is pregnancy and childbirth, sexuality, friendship, loneliness, religion, or the intricacies and challenges of being an author, Ferrante's voice is clear, compelling, powerful, and brimming with insight. (AG)