Synopses & Reviews
Meet a town and a train and a time and a boy ? Jimmy Cannon. And meet his father ? as strong as a Mallet locomotive ? whom Jimmy simply cannot figure out But who, in a dramatic and unexpected twist, turns out to be so much more than Jimmy ever knew.In a book that goes to the core of boyhood ? its Halloween mischief, its hunting day mystery, its championship football game surprise, and its nighttime adventures ? Fran Cannon Slayton brings her listeners to the breathtaking crossroads of an unforgettable West Virginia railroad town, a family that matters, and adulthood itself.
The powerful first novel by newcomer Slayton captures the serendipity of boyhood by shining a spotlight on the peak adventures of the life of a boy growing up in a small town in 1940s West Virginia.