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 industry, and last Eva, Marcello’s girlfriend. Everyone has their own personal reasons for making the decision to spend this year in Italy and although they arrive as strangers, over time their lives begin to interconnect and they form friendships.
The novel goes between all of the characters in alternating chapters so in the beginning it’s a little hard to follow but it isn’t long before you find yourself drawn into each and every one of their lives. Everyone has their issues, some more serious than others, but they are all trying to work through them. It seems the wonderful atmosphere of Verona goes along way in helping them to do that.
I was a little sad when i finished this book because I really wanted more so you can imagine my excitement when I saw shortly after reading it that there was a sequel. Its called Another Year at 32 September Way and I can’t wait to read it! A Year at 32 September Way is a perfect summer read. Take it to the beach or curl up in your favorite chair with it. Either way I think you’ll enjoy the story and the trip to Italy!
Source: Purchased by Me.