Trains and Lovers

Trains and Lovers

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A wonderful new stand-alone novel from the internationally beloved and bestselling Alexander McCall Smith: a story that explores the nature of love--and trains--through a series of intertwined romantic tales.

The rocking of the train car, the sound of its wheels on the rails...there's something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation. Which is just what happens to the 4 strangers who meet in Trains and Lovers . As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, they entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives. A young, keen-eyed Scotsman recounts how he turned a friendship with a young woman co-worker into a romance by spotting an anachronistic train in an 18th-century painting. An Australian woman shares how her parents fell in love and spent their life together running a railroad siding in the remote Australian Outback. A middle-aged American arts patron sees 2 young men saying goodbye in the station and recalls his youthful crush on another man. And a young Englishman describes how exiting his train at the wrong station allowed him to meet an intriguing woman whom he impulsively invited to dinner--and into his life. Here is Alexander McCall Smith at his most enchanting.
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, [2013], c2012
ISBN: 9780345807779
Branch Call Number: M MCC
Characteristics: 239 p. ;,19 cm

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Jul 27, 2013

Having travelled for many hours on many trains between Edinburgh and (fill in the blank), this story brought back many memories of stories shared. Elegantly told, with a gentle rhythm that supports a more complicated structure than you realize when reading it.

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