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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,275 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maeve Binchy Narrator: Kate Binchy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Aidan Dunne, a Dublin Latin teacher, always meant to go back to the Italy he visited as a youth. But as the years passed, he concentrated instead on the usual struggles of daily life, like vying for the job of headmaster at his school, keeping memories of Italy in the back corners of his mind. At 48, emotionally distanced from his wife and baffled by his two grown daughters, Aidan Dunne might have given up entirely if it hadn't been for the evening class. His class. A class called Introduction to Italian. A class where people from every walk of life come together. A class where long-buried hopes come alive again. The teacher is Signora, a vivacious, eccentric woman with an irrepressible nature and a buried past. Her real name is Nora O'Donoghue, a Dublin native who abandoned Ireland decades before to follow her mysterious lover to Italy. Having defied her parents' Catholic conventions, she ended up in a village where tradition dictated everything -- including how a woman could love or grieve. Now, as she meets Aidan Dunne and the men and women who come together each Tuesday and Thursday night, Signora begins to learn their secrets and their dreams. And slowly she transforms each of their lives. Suddenly Aidan Dunne's last chance, his evening class has become a place of intrigue and revelation.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie Schuch | 2/14/2014

    " Another sweet read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mhd | 2/3/2014

    " Thank you, LucyAnn! I don't think I would have ever tried this one without such a strong recommendation from you!! Italy, Ireland, romance, intricate character interactions. It reminded be a bit of J. Archer, but without all the politics and nastiness. All the main characters are nice people trying to do their best. As they meet, many unexpectedly end up helping others. It has a very, very nice feel-good way with it! It would make a lovely Masterpiece Theatre mini-series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Melissa Ladd | 2/1/2014

    " Just kind of boring, and didn't really care what happened to the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle Dickerson | 1/26/2014

    " Evening Class was my first Maeve Binchy book. I'd just returned from Italy and was very interested in all things Italian. I found this book, somewhat by accident, at the library. Wow, what exceptional character development. She has become one of my two favorite authors and I've read almost everything she's written. "

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