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The Train in the Meadow

3.08  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A train bound for a mysterious destination stops in the middle of a meadow. As the hours pass and the cause of the delay remain unknown, we meet the various passengers. A PRIEST, a FORMER PRESIDENT, a LONELY WAITRESS, an ELDERLY COUPLE, and a YOUNG ORPHAN BOY all ponder the significance of the journey thrust upon them and what awaits them at their ultimate destination. ...more
ebook, Kindle Edition, 76 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Jeffrey Byron
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Debbie Robson
Jul 20, 2015 Debbie Robson rated it it was amazing
After enjoying Stonecliff so much I rushed and paid just under $2.00 for The Train in a Meadow. Who can resist such a title? Here again is Nathan’s simple, understated style. I was at first a bit frustrated with the lack of concrete details in the narrative but soon afterwards realised, that by keeping things simple, the novella becomes so much more than a strange story. It is an allegory about the mistreatment of people that are unwanted or misunderstood. Think the Holocaust (fact) or post ...more
Jeffrey Byron
Feb 17, 2014 Jeffrey Byron rated it it was amazing
Beautiful tale by esteemed author, Robert Nathan.

A touching story with a surprising and powerful twist at the end. Nathan has a way of commenting on world events without hitting you over the head with it.

This is a must read!
Apr 09, 2015 Naomi rated it did not like it
Cannot believe that this is the same author who wrote Portrait of Jennie. This "novella" was much slower and dragged out.
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Nathan was born into a prominent New York Sephardic family. He was educated in the United States and Switzerland and attended Harvard University for several years beginning in 1912. It was there that he began writing short fiction and poetry. However, he never graduated, choosing instead to drop out and take a job at an advertising firm to support his family (he married while a junior at Harvard). ...more
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