Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

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It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking.

They came together at Mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin, to take a course in Italian. It was Latin teacher Aidan Dunne's last chance to revive a failing marriage and a dead-end career. But Aidan's dream was headed for disaster until the mysterious Signora appeared, transforming a shared passion for Italy into a life-altering adventure for them all...bank clerk Bill and his dizzy fiancé Lizzie: a couple headed for trouble...Kathy, a hardworking innocent propelled into adulthood in a shocking moment of truth...Connie, the gorgeous rich lady with a scandal ready to explode...glowering Lou, who joined the class as a cover for crime. And Signora, whose passionate past remained a secret as she changed all their lives forever....

From the New York Times bestselling author of This Year It Will Be Different, The Glass Lake, and Circle of Friends, comes a novel filled with Maeve Binchy's signature warmth, wit, and sheer storytelling genius--a spellbinding tale of men and women whose quiet lives hide the most unexpected things....
 

About Maeve Binchy

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Maeve Binchy is the author of numerous best-selling books, including her most recent novel, Whitethorn Woods, in addition to Nights of Rain and Stars, Quentins, Scarlet Feather, Circle of Friends, and Tara Road, which was an Oprah Book Club selection. She has written for Gourmet; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She and her husband, Gordon Snell, live in Dalkey, Ireland, and London.
 
Published September 4, 2007 by Dell. 546 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Romance. Fiction

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At the close, all the classmates, as well as Aidan and Signora, take a viaggio to Italy, and there's love all around, with only a brace of female meanies left in the cold.

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A banker with a spendthrift girlfriend; a studious teenager with an overprotective older sister; a thug looking to go straight while needing a place to stash illegal goods--the lives of these and many

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Gaze on the book jacket of EVENING CLASS, and as you do so think of Signora's words: "I'm not very interested in possessions...but a lovely quiet room with light coming in a window and a desk in good wood, and all your memories, and books and pictures on a wall...that would be very satisfying ind...

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Summary: Evening Class comes highly recommended for all those who like character-based novels with a little more depth than many books more recently published.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Evening Class

The Bookbag

Summary: Evening Class comes highly recommended for all those who like character-based novels with a little more depth than many books more recently published.

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