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Trains and Lovers


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“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


“Alexander McCall Smith writes about the enduring, patient qualities of love.”

—The Times of London


The questions contained in this guide are designed to enhance your reading group’s discussion of Trains and Lovers. A stand-alone novel from one of the today’s most endearing and prolific authors, this newest gem studies the way strangers thrown together may briefly, unexpectedly, open up their lives.

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Smith, Alexander Mccall
Anchor Books
McCall Smith, Alexander
Smith, Alexander McCall
Romance - Contemporary
fiction;love;scotland;trains;relationships;england;short stories
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8 x 5.14 x 0.7 in 0.55 lb

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Product details 256 pages Anchor Books - English 9780345805812 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives. A keen-eyed Scotsman recounts how he turned a friendship with a coworker into a romance by spotting an anachronistic train in an eighteenth-century painting. An Australian woman shares how her parents fell in love and spent their life together running a railroad siding in the remote Outback. A middle-aged American patron of the arts sees two young men saying goodbye in a train station and recalls his own 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 subtle and enchanting, exploring the nature of love—and trains—in this utterly captivating story.


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