Realistically drawn characters, revealed in all their vulnerability and complexity, provide the most enjoyable element of great storytelling: surprise. Hoping to revitalize a dead-end career, Latin teacher Aidan Dunne is forming an evening Italian class. But the prospect of attracting students to his small secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin is daunting-until the appearance of Signora. This mysterious Irish woman, who speaks fluent Italian, has a contagious passion for Italy and for life. When she agrees to teach the class to a motley group of Dubliners, the consequences are life-altering for all of them.
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by Maeve Binchy
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"Gifted storyteller Maeve Binchy weaves a fantastic story about an unlikely mix of working-class Dubliners coming together for Italian language classes. Barbara Caruso's vocal performance makes this novel even better, providing each character a distinct voice and bringing the intricate plot to life. Where Binchy excels at developing each character in depth, Caruso takes the prose one step further, adding even more depth and emotion to the already engaging story. As the plot unfolds and each character becomes thoroughly intertwined in the lives of the others, Caruso is at her best, relishing each sentence until the book's conclusion. Caruso and Binchy are a perfect match for this heartwarming tale. H.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"
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