Laura Wangsness Willemsen, Assistant Professor for the Department of Doctoral Studies in the College of Education, recommends My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.
"A courageous, insightful and challenging portrait of female friendship in the face of hardship. I devoured this series when finishing my dissertation. Years later, I can see how Ferrante's language and ideas shaped my work and I tell my students that reading high quality fiction helps us become stronger academic writers."
CSP READS, National Library Week