Jenny McPhee is the author of the novels The Center of Things, No Ordinary Matter, and A Man of No Moon, and she co-authored Girls: Ordinary Girls and Their Extraordinary Pursuits. Her translations from the Italian include books by the authors Natalia Ginzburg, Primo Levi, Giacomo Leopardi, Curzio Malaparte, Anna Maria Ortese, Paolo Maurensig, and Pope John Paul II. McPhee is the director of the Center for Applied Liberal Arts at NYU.
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Nancy Miller’s deep exploration of female friendship, and the role of death in friendship, is a welcome and extraordinary addition to an impoverished genre....