548 Union Street | San Francisco, CA 94133 | Mon - Sat 10a - 4p | 415-242-5590

FREE DELIVERY*. NO MINIMUM. THROUGH December 31th.
Curbside Pickup now available.

The Ferrante Effect: Women Writers

The New York Times article, By Anna Momigliano.  “My Brilliant Friend” and Elena Ferrante’s other best-selling books are inspiring female novelists and shaking up the country’s male-dominated literary establishment...Here are some of the books mentioned in the article...

The Girl at the Door Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802147349
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - October 8th, 2019

While on vacation on an idyllic island called Miden, a seemingly aimless woman meets an attractive man and leaves her country to be with him. A few months later, newly pregnant and just beginning to feel comfortable in her lover's space, her life is upended when a girl arrives at the door.


The Girl with the Leica: Based on the True Story of the Woman Behind the Name Robert Capa Cover Image
By Helena Janeczek, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609455477
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Europa Editions - October 8th, 2019

WINNER The Strega Prize


A Girl Returned Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609455286
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Europa Editions - July 2nd, 2019

WINNER OF THE CAMPIELLO PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 TRANSLATED BOOK AWARDS

A 2019 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (Washington PostKirkus ReviewsDallas Morning News)

A pitch-perfect rendering in English by Ann Goldstein, Elena Ferrante's translator.


Farewell, Ghosts Cover Image
By Nadia Terranova, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781644210079
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seven Stories Press - September 22nd, 2020

This award-winning novel about a woman facing her past introduces Terranova to English-speaking audiences. Translated by Ann Goldstein, translator of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet.

Finalist, Premio Strega, 2019 | Winner, Premio Alassio Centolibri | Selected among the 10 Best Italian Books of 2018 by Corriere della Sera


Beyond Babylon Cover Image
By Igiaba Scego, Aaron Robertson (Translator), Jhumpa Lahiri (Introduction by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781931883832
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Two Lines Press - May 14th, 2019

Introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri

Recipient of a prestigious 2018 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant


Adua Cover Image
By Igiaba Scego, Jamie Richards (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781939931450
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Vessel Press - June 13th, 2017

"Utterly sublime."--Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze


Family Lexicon Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, Jenny McPhee (Translated by), Peg Boyers (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590178386
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: NYRB Classics - April 25th, 2017

A masterpiece of European literature that blends family memoir and fiction


The Manzoni Family: A Novel Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, Tim Parks (Foreword by)
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781628728972
Availability: Backordered
Published: Arcade - October 15th, 2019

Winner of the Bagutta Prize, The Manzoni Family set in ducal Italy and post-revolutionary France, captures the story of Alessandro Manzoni—celebrated Milanese nobleman, man of letters, and author of the masterpiece of nineteenth-century Italian literature, I promessi sposi (The Betrothed)—and the women of his life.


Happiness, as Such Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, Minna Proctor (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811227995
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Directions - June 25th, 2019

The hauntingly beautiful epistolary novel from “a glowing light of modern Italian literature” (New York Times Book Review)


The Dry Heart Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, Frances Frenaye (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811228787
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Directions - June 25th, 2019

Finally back in print, a frighteningly lucid feminist horror story about marriage


The City and the House: A Novel Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, Cynthia Zarin (Foreword by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781628728958
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arcade - February 5th, 2019

A sophisticated new package for Natalia Ginzburg's classic fiction

This powerful novel is set against the background of Italy from 1939 to 1944, from the anxious months before the country entered the war, through the war years, to the Allied victory with its trailing wake of anxiety, disappointment, and grief.

The city is Rome, the hub of Italian life and culture.