Evening Class. Maeve Binchy, Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN nee Nora O’Donoghue, whose adult education class, “”Introduction to Italian,””. Evening Class is a novel by the Irish author Maeve Binchy. It was adapted as the award-winning film Italian for Beginners () by writer-director Lone. 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.

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I read Evening Class one broiling summer at my grandparent’s house in Baltimore. Lists with This Book. The stories of these students are at times sad, at other times a little frightening, but Ms.

On the surface it could be just one of hundreds in which some students will succeed and some will fall along the way. And then it became work.

Though the end felt a bit rushed but enjoyed it and wanted to know what happened all the same. A young girl who had it all until her father died leaving her masve penniless.

It was about 2 o’clock in the clsss when my eyes couldn’t recognise a single word. The ending leaves things with a newfound hope and joy for two of the characters. Did she reconnect with Jacko?? The book has a set of 4 to seven Main characters. Dunne are sidelined once they serve their purpose. I finished and reread the six books I had taken, then proceeded to raid my grandmother’s bookshelf.


Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

Why was Aiden’s wife Nell such a bitch?? Per usual I think my favorite sections to read about were Aiden, Signora, and Connie.

He dreams of visiting Italy and the family he befriended in Dublin, is stubborn and defensive, loyal and true to those he trusts, and adamant that, however challenging it becomes, he will learn Italian.

That said, I thought that some of the character stories in this one were pretty adult.

Evening Class

Yet with the resilience of youth and the yearning for achievement Kathy earns the respect of her peers, her teachers and her father. Her passion has drawn her from Ireland to Italy and back home again with a burning desire to share her love of all things Italian — and a secret hidden in her heart…. As always in Binchy’s stories, all works out for the best in the end, but not before the reader is taken on a suspenseful journey through many fascinating lives.

Things I didn’t evennig She still decides to stay and be Mario’s other woman for more than 20 years. There definitely seemed to be something going on with her.



Written in simple language, the author finds no need for overdrawn characterisations, unbelievable lifestyles, or sabre-rattling adventures.

To ask other readers questions about Evening Classplease sign up. I related to each character, and read their stories, captivated. I was pleasantly surprised to find a character driven novel that was pleasant to read. Upload Photos Upload photo files with. I have been crazy busy lately and I just wanted to sit down and lose myself in a book. Refresh and try again.

Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. She passed away on 30 Julyat the age of The flow was a bit up and down though between character chapters.

Retrieved from ” http: Digital Broadcasters – Responsive Web Design. We will get back to you shortly. The smells and sounds of Dublin abound as the author contrasts the upper-class areas with their restaurants and wealthy clientele to the council estates where the occupants are either out of work or struggling to make ends meet.