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 fiance 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....
From the Paperback edition.
Nora O'Donohue returns to Ireland from Italy, where she lived for many years, to be near her married Sicilian lover. His death relieved her of a reason for residing in Italy, but fluency in Italian is a legacy of her love. When she returns to Ireland, Nora begins teaching adult education lessons, infusing her classes and the lives of her students with the love and romance that she equates with the language. Another tale of the complications arising from the bonds of family and love from best-selling author Binchy.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Literary, Romance, Types of Characters, Family + Friendship, Love + Relationships + Sex
- May 29, 2007
- May 29, 2007
- Maeve Binchy