SUSAN TACENT Maria Terrone’s grandparents were among the estimated nine million people who emigrated from Italy between 1881 and 1927. While her parents were born in the United States, her connection to Italy is deep, informing her identity and experiences as much as being a lifelong New Yorker has.
OLGA ZILBERBOURG Contemporary books emerging from post-Soviet countries often deal with the dehumanizing effect of the region's systems of government on its victims, seeking to trace and partially redeem the psychological and physical harm many have suffered.
Curated by SARAH WHELAN Unlike the film, the novel also explores the romance’s continued impact on both Oliver and Elio years after they part. Aciman’s language is beautiful, and Elio’s narration is raw and sincere. It’s a story that haunts you.