The Train Home

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Random House, Jul 31, 1994 - Fiction - 230 pages
2 Reviews
"Magical . . . . A quirky, elliptical tale of obsessive emotions and double lives." The New York Times Book Review
By the author of "Daughters of the New World," a unique and captivating tale of obsession, redemption and romance . . . in the most unlikely of places.
A chance meeting on a Washington subway leads Annie Blakemore -- an aspiring opera singer with two children and an abusive husband -- into the life of a handsome priest, Will Huston. Yet Huston is not what he seems. He is an Irish actor in disguise, on a dark mission of personal vengeance that will sweep Annie into its dangerous whirpool -- a whirlpool she cannot help herself from entering, even if it means she will drown.

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User Review  - jimsnopes - LibraryThing

Yes, picardyrose, that's about it; but well enough written for me to finish it in two or three sessions, "to see what happens". Will seek out more of Shreve. Enjoyed finding and reading this one in Myopic Books, on a great holiday in Chicago, November 2010. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Back from her foray into the multigenerational saga (Daughters of the New World, 1992), Shreve returns with the mix of ingredients that has served her so well in the past: troubled families, dark ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Susan Richards Shreve is the author of twelve novels and a number of books for children. She is a professor at George Mason University and the president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She lives in Washington, D. C.

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