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A Year at 32 September Way

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What happens when five people from three different countries move to the same apartment building in Italy for one year? One thing's for sure--their lives will never be the same. Meet Carlisle, Nicolette, Josh, Charles, Eva and their landlord Senor Benedetto as they spend a year at 32 September Way. Whether they hope to find something in Verona or wish to leave something ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published November 4th 2012 by Createspace (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jenny - Book Sojourner
Jan 17, 2013 Jenny - Book Sojourner rated it really liked it
This book started awkwardly for me, as it jumps between each character in what I can best describe as mini-chapters. But what was awkward at first, I quickly found that I enjoyed as I got to know each character. I went from being overwhelmed that I would never remember who was who, as there are several characters, to quickly knowing each character intimately. In this book, we meet several characters who (mostly) spend a year in Verona, Italy, living at Senor Benedetto's apartment building.

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Darlene
Aug 05, 2016 Darlene rated it really liked it
A Year at 32 September Way by Mary Ylisela was such a good book for me. I really enjoyed this story of five people giving up their regular lives to move to Verona, Italy and live in the same apartment building owned by Marcello for a year. It was a fun and light read as well as the perfect way to take a little trip to Italy from my armchair.

As everyone arrives in Italy we meet Carlisle, a writer without current inspiration; Charles, a banker; Josh & Nicolette, a couple from the movie industr
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Bonnie

A Year at 32 September Way is a gem of a book that I found when the author , Mary Ylisela was promoting it for free on Amazon (Kindle Edition). I must say that this was the best free kindle book that I've ever ordered. The cover art and the setting in Italy grabbed my eye right away. This is the story of five different people from all over the world that moved to Italy for a year and they all stay in the same apartment building. Their Italian landlord, who owns the building plays a major part in
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Fiona
Aug 25, 2013 Fiona rated it liked it
Easy read about the life of 4 people (Eva, Charles, Josh and Carlisle)who decide to move to Verona for a year for a variety of different reasons. They all rent apartments in Marcello's house. Marcello is in a marriage of mostly convenience now and the love is long gone. He has an affair with Eva and hides her away in the penthouse while hoping to conduct his affair discreetly. Charles is under the thumb from his father and knowing that if he doesn't do something now he will continue his ...more
Ionia
Jan 14, 2013 Ionia rated it it was amazing
This is a very good book! The characters this author has created are not ones that you will soon forget after reading. What made me love this book so much was the author's grasp on language. She can make you feel what her characters are feeling through her command of language. I loved reading this in its entirety. When you become absorbed in this story, you literally forget everything else that is going on in your life.

This book had a wonderful plot and moved at a nice pace. There is not so much
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Sandra
A really good story! I enjoyed all the characters and their different lives. I'll definately read more of this author.

From Amazon:
What happens when five people from three different countries move to the same apartment building in Italy for one year? One thing's for sure--their lives will never be the same. Meet Carlisle, Nicolette, Josh, Charles, Eva and their landlord Signor Benedetto as they spend a year at 32 September Way. Whether they hope to find something in Verona or wish to leave so
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Aunty Janet
''What happens when five people from three different countries move to the same apartment building in Italy for one year? One thing's for sure--their lives will never be the same. Meet Carlisle, Nicolette, Josh, Charles, Eva and their landlord Senor Benedetto as they spend a year at 32 September Way. Whether they hope to find something in Verona or wish to leave something behind, the City of Love manages to change each one of them in ways they never expected.''
Nice story with believable characte
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Megan Coppadge
Sep 20, 2013 Megan Coppadge rated it liked it
That moment where you get halfway through a book and something happens that makes you go "Huh!?!" Yeah that just happened. Further review to come when or if I finish.

Final review:
So aside from the part I mentioned earlier, the slight predictability, and the lack of Italian aspects this was a pretty decent book. Definitely one I'd read again. I just wish it had more details about Italy, it could be taking place almost anywhere with the lack of detail there is and also the "could see it a mile awa
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Alison
Feb 25, 2016 Alison rated it really liked it
kindle (247) I really enjoyed this story, which is about the tenants who move into 32 September Way, in Verona, Italy. Four North Americans and one German woman,each lease an apartment at the same address for a years time and we discover their reasons for being there and the friendships they form. Loved the premise of the story line and the way the author went about it. I will look forward to more books by this auhor.
Julie
Feb 15, 2016 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was not the best book I've ever read. I like the idea of a group of people living in one apartment building and the interactions they have, and I did like this novel at the beginning when the characters were different and interesting, but they just seemed to blend together toward the end. The novel has very little dialogue and instead has short summaries of what characters talk about. This keeps the reader from really getting to know the characters. I doubt I'll read the sequel.
Leigh Mitchell
Aug 18, 2013 Leigh Mitchell rated it really liked it
I really liked this, had a similar feel to Maeve Binchy Nights Of Rain and Stars with the different characters and their stories coming together.

I liked all the characters and was glad they all got the outcome they wanted.

Lots of chapter breaks in the chapters while it switches from one character to another, some may find this annoying or confusing but I got used to it.

Kim
May 03, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2014, a-z-2014
Another book that I liked the sound of. Five people renting appartments in the same house get to know each other over the course of a year. It sounds an idyllic place and you could just imagine joining them in the courtyard one evening. There is a sequel to this one which I must look out for to see which characters remain for 'another' year!
Jeni Wilson
endearing

This was a very heartwarming, easy read. It took me a few chapters to get into the groove of it but, once I hit the right page, it kept me intrigued into discovering the characters and their lives. I will say, like most romances it was a bit predictable but if you are looking for a heartwarming, coming of age story, then I definitely recommend this book
Maureen Vincent-Northam
Five people with varying backgrounds rent an apartment in the same block in Verona. Each has a different reason for spending the next 12 months of their lives there. Over the course of the year the five become friends and, through their individual experiences, find answers to their various dilemmas.
Angel
Jul 27, 2014 Angel rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book immensely. Romance, travel, heartache. Slightly reminiscent of Under the Tuscan Sun, lovers of Italy will cherish the year in the lives of these characters. P.S. I cannot remember the last time I stayed up all night reading a book!
Tia
Apr 24, 2013 Tia rated it did not like it
Shelves: chick-lit
I prefer some actual conversations in my books. Don't just "tell" me what happens. Try creating some dialog and character development. Just saying. Ugh. Can't believe I read the whole thing. What a waste of time.
Annie
Apr 17, 2013 Annie rated it liked it
If only the style of writing had been a little better this could have been another "Under the Tuscan Sun", but alas it wasn't. With a little more effort this could have been a 5-star book. I don't know exactly HOW to explain it, just that SOMETHING needed editing.
Natalie Jones
Jan 16, 2013 Natalie Jones rated it liked it
A nice book revolving around four groups that rent an apartment in a building for a year in Verona, Italy and how their paths cross and they become friends. I love reading about Italy though there wasn't much description of the place it still gave you a feel of being in another country
Patricia
Jun 13, 2013 Patricia rated it really liked it
Living in an apartment building is almost like living in a real small community. They all know everyone, they all hang out together and they support and love each other.
Loved this book, will watch for more books by Mary Ylisela. It was a fast and easy read.
Krista
Jul 02, 2013 Krista rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
One building, four apartments, and strangers become friends. All set in the beautiful Verona, Italy. What I wouldn't give to be able to take off a year and go live there!
Tina
Jun 09, 2013 Tina rated it liked it
It is quite apparent when Americans write dialogue and attribute American colloquialisms to foreigners that they have not thoroughly done their research.
Hannah
Aug 10, 2013 Hannah rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Another short, enjoyable book. This one even had a couple of things I wasn't expecting! All in all, cute book, quick read
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Mary Ylisela is a Chicago-based writer and author who started writing short stories and poetry at thirteen. While raising her children, she ran her own business, went to college and became a teacher. Her love for business and desire to help others drew her back into the business world, and she is thrilled to have come full circle, returning to her love of writing. When she's not writing, her ...more
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