What They’re Reading Now
Real estate pros share picks for books on NYC history, relationships and Louis Kahn
March 01, 2016
By Farah Halime
Michele de Milly
Co-founder and president, Geto & de Milly
What are you reading right now?
Currently on my nightstand is the mediation on love and marriage “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff. The protagonist is French, as am I.
What spurred you to read that book?
I came to Lauren Groff’s newest novel in a personal way — we met when she appeared at the Brooklyn Book Festival, which my firm helps to promote. Groff spoke quite eloquently on a panel about the pseudonymous author Elena Ferrante, whose recently completed Neapolitan series I still can’t bear to finish — I’m not ready to part with the characters yet. Groff made interesting connections between Ferrante’s perspective on women and her own, as expressed in “Fates and Furies.”
Has anything you read in it stuck with you? Would you recommend it to others?
Both Groff and Ferrante’s probing considerations of love and family relationships are very much worth checking out. I would recommend Groff’s book to those who are fans of contemporary relationship fiction.