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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

<a href="" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (The Neapolitan Novels, #3)" src="" /></a><a href="">Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay</a> by <a href="">Elena Ferrante</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="">4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I am so engrossed in this series. The second installment wasn't as strong as the first but I really liked this one, the third. And now I'm salivating for reading the fourth, which I may have to bump up my list and read soon.<br /><br />I felt that this novel was very similar to Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook in the explorations of gender issues and politics. Ferrante did a nice job of showing the awakening of feminist consciousness, yet complicated by continued attraction for a man who may not be good for Elena.<br /><br />Some of the developments in Lina's character I found more difficult to understand, but this time I was less engrossed in her character.
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