Running with trains: a novel in poetry and two voices

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Is the grass greener on the other side of the train window? Even a brief brush with a stranger can change our lives. It's 1970, and Perry feels adrift in turbulent times: his father is missing in action in Vietnam, his mother is studying to become a nurse in the city, his older sister has become a peacenik in college. Traveling between his hometown, where he lives with his grandmother, and his mother's house in Cincinnati, Perry notices Steve, whose farm lies on the B&O railroadline. Steve likes to race the train as it blows by his fields; Steve skillfully sends his collie after an escaped cow; Steve watches the Cincinnatian, longing for its speed, longing for adventure. In alternating voices, Michael J. Rosen's poems weave a tale of two boys--one wishing for the stability of home, the other yearning to travel--and the unexpected impact of their fleeting encounter.
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display_description Alternating poems in various poetic forms tell the stories of two boys, one from the city that wishes for the country life of a boy that he regularly sees from the train, and the other the farm boy that dreams of being one of the people on the train.
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subject_facet Farm life -- Juvenile fiction, Novels in verse, Railroad trains -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Running with trains : a novel in poetry and two voices
title_full Running with trains : a novel in poetry and two voices / Michael J. Rosen
title_short Running with trains :
title_sub a novel in poetry and two voices
topic_facet Farm life, Novels in verse, Railroad trains