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Trains and Lovers: The Heart's Journey by [McCall-Smith, Alexander]
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"Their stories envelop us, each in its own way--we can smell the dust of the Outback and hear the gentle lap of waves against a rowboat--and they resist reducing emotion to platitudes. Love doesn't always end happily, but even then it can end well, with hope, dignity and humanity, and that's just what "Trains and Lovers" celebrates." --"The Wichita Eagle"
" "
"A lovely, quiet vacation that requires no packing, missed connections or meeting actual strangers on trains." --"Weekly Alibi "(Albuquerque, NM)

"As each interwoven story gracefully unfolds, trains themselves play a part in the individual narrative arcs where the fleeting nature of love emerges as a unifying theme." --"Shelf Awareness"

"Wise and witty reflections on love and luck." --"Booklist"
" "
"A warm, understated serving of comfort food." --"Kirkus Reviews"

"The best thing McCall Smith has written so far . . . He is a virtuoso storyteller whose tales from the human heart remain very definitely on track." --"The Scotsman"

"McCall Smith's deceivingly simple prose style can be both disarming and deeply affecting . . . That four strangers should meet and tell such compelling stories is highly unlikely, but such is McCall Smith's ability to draw us into his kindly world, disbelief is more than willingly suspended." --"Sydney Morning Herald"

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith

"[McCall Smith's writing is] beautifully precise and psychologically acute." --"The Independent "(London)

"McCall Smith's generous writing and dry humor, his gentleness and humanity, and his ability to evoke a place and a set of characters without caricature or condescension have endeared his books to readers." --"The New York Times"

"McCall Smith creates unforgettable characters and stories that resonate with readers across generations." --"Booklist"


"From the Hardcover edition."

"The best thing McCall Smith has written so far. . . . He is a virtuoso storyteller." --"The Scotsman
"
"Four strangers--seated together by chance on a train from Edinburgh to London--strike up a conversation and share their stories with one another. Grade: A-" --"Entertainment Weekly
"
"Wise and witty." --"Booklist"
"A warm, understated serving of comfort food." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"Both disarming and deeply affecting. . . . That four strangers should meet and tell such compelling stories is highly unlikely, but such is McCall Smith's ability to draw us into his kindly world, [where] disbelief is more than willingly suspended." --"Sydney Morning Herald"
"Their stories envelop us, each in its own way--we can smell the dust of the Outback and hear the gentle lap of waves against a rowboat--and they resist reducing emotion to platitudes. Love doesn't always end happily, but even then it can end well, with hope, dignity and humanity, and that's just what "Trains and Lovers" celebrates." --"The Wichita Eagle"
" "
"A lovely, quiet vacation that requires no packing, missed connections or meeting actual strangers on trains." --"Weekly Alibi "(Albuquerque, NM)
"As each interwoven story gracefully unfolds, trains themselves play a part in the individual narrative arcs where the fleeting nature of love emerges as a unifying theme." --"Shelf Awareness"

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith
"[McCall Smith's writing is] beautifully precise and psychologically acute." --"The Independent "(London)
"McCall Smith's generous writing and dry humor, his gentleness and humanity, and his ability to evoke a place and a set of characters without caricature or condescension have endeared his books to readers." --"The New York Times"
"McCall Smith creates unforgettable characters and stories that resonate with readers across generations." --"Booklist"

The best thing McCall Smith has written so far. . . . He is a virtuoso storyteller. "The Scotsman
"
"Four strangers--seated together by chance on a train from Edinburgh to London--strike up a conversation and share their stories with one another. Grade: A-" --"Entertainment Weekly
"
Wise and witty. "Booklist"
A warm, understated serving of comfort food. "Kirkus Reviews"
Both disarming and deeply affecting. . . . That four strangers should meet and tell such compelling stories is highly unlikely, but such is McCall Smith s ability to draw us into his kindly world, [where] disbelief is more than willingly suspended. "Sydney Morning Herald"
Their stories envelop us, each in its own way we can smell the dust of the Outback and hear the gentle lap of waves against a rowboat and they resist reducing emotion to platitudes. Love doesn t always end happily, but even then it can end well, with hope, dignity and humanity, and that s just what "Trains and Lovers" celebrates. "The Wichita Eagle"
""
A lovely, quiet vacation that requires no packing, missed connections or meeting actual strangers on trains. "Weekly Alibi "(Albuquerque, NM)
As each interwoven story gracefully unfolds, trains themselves play a part in the individual narrative arcs where the fleeting nature of love emerges as a unifying theme. "Shelf Awareness"

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith
[McCall Smith s writing is] beautifully precise and psychologically acute. "The Independent "(London)
McCall Smith s generous writing and dry humor, his gentleness and humanity, and his ability to evoke a place and a set of characters without caricature or condescension have endeared his books to readers. "The New York Times"
McCall Smith creates unforgettable characters and stories that resonate with readers across generations. "Booklist""

The best thing McCall Smith has written so far. . . . He is a virtuoso storyteller. The Scotsman

"Four strangers--seated together by chance on a train from Edinburgh to London--strike up a conversation and share their stories with one another. Grade: A-" --Entertainment Weekly

Wise and witty. Booklist
A warm, understated serving of comfort food. Kirkus Reviews
Both disarming and deeply affecting. . . . That four strangers should meet and tell such compelling stories is highly unlikely, but such is McCall Smith s ability to draw us into his kindly world, [where] disbelief is more than willingly suspended. Sydney Morning Herald
Their stories envelop us, each in its own way we can smell the dust of the Outback and hear the gentle lap of waves against a rowboat and they resist reducing emotion to platitudes. Love doesn t always end happily, but even then it can end well, with hope, dignity and humanity, and that s just what Trains and Lovers celebrates. The Wichita Eagle

A lovely, quiet vacation that requires no packing, missed connections or meeting actual strangers on trains. Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque, NM)
As each interwoven story gracefully unfolds, trains themselves play a part in the individual narrative arcs where the fleeting nature of love emerges as a unifying theme. Shelf Awareness

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith
[McCall Smith s writing is] beautifully precise and psychologically acute. The Independent (London)
McCall Smith s generous writing and dry humor, his gentleness and humanity, and his ability to evoke a place and a set of characters without caricature or condescension have endeared his books to readers. The New York Times
McCall Smith creates unforgettable characters and stories that resonate with readers across generations. Booklist

"

"The best thing McCall Smith has written so far. . . . He is a virtuoso storyteller." --The Scotsman

"Four strangers--seated together by chance on a train from Edinburgh to London--strike up a conversation and share their stories with one another. Grade: A-" --Entertainment Weekly

"Wise and witty." --Booklist

"A warm, understated serving of comfort food." --Kirkus Reviews

"Both disarming and deeply affecting. . . . That four strangers should meet and tell such compelling stories is highly unlikely, but such is McCall Smith's ability to draw us into his kindly world, [where] disbelief is more than willingly suspended." --Sydney Morning Herald

"Their stories envelop us, each in its own way--we can smell the dust of the Outback and hear the gentle lap of waves against a rowboat--and they resist reducing emotion to platitudes. Love doesn't always end happily, but even then it can end well, with hope, dignity and humanity, and that's just what Trains and Lovers celebrates." --The Wichita Eagle

"A lovely, quiet vacation that requires no packing, missed connections or meeting actual strangers on trains." --Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque, NM)

"As each interwoven story gracefully unfolds, trains themselves play a part in the individual narrative arcs where the fleeting nature of love emerges as a unifying theme." --Shelf Awareness

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith

"[McCall Smith's writing is] beautifully precise and psychologically acute." --The Independent (London)

"McCall Smith's generous writing and dry humor, his gentleness and humanity, and his ability to evoke a place and a set of characters without caricature or condescension have endeared his books to readers." --The New York Times

"McCall Smith creates unforgettable characters and stories that resonate with readers across generations." --Booklist

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He lives in Scotland.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 697 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Polygon (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009WO0NGQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 185 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,213 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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