Trains and Lovers
By Alexander McCall Smith
Pantheon, 2013. 240 pgs. Fiction.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you started a conversation with your fellow travelers? Alexander McCall Smith answers that very question in his book Trains and Lovers, where four travelers from Edinburgh to London share with each other (and sometimes just the reader) important stories of both trains and lovers that changed their lives.
McCall Smith has a wonderful lyric style and a way of creating characters that are very real to the reader. His books - this one included - are not action-packed, but they are soothing to read, like talking to an old friend.