Evening Class by Maeve Binchy is the story about an Irish lady living in a small Italian town. As the mistress to the man across the street, she remains mysterious to the people of the village who know her only for her delicate lacework. After many years, as old age encroaches, the love of her life dies leading her to return to Ireland. While teaching Italian in her small Irish village, she has great and lasting impact upon the lives of many. This is an inspiring story of the incalculable value of individuals upon one another.
The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on. --- Julia Alvarez