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Dream Train

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
An assignment to write about the Orient Express offers photojournalist JoannaJames a new view of herself and of others.
Unknown Binding, 326 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Atheneum Books
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May 23, 2012 Neil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-to-z-project
A to Z Project, book 10
This one needs some explanation. I've begun a project to read my way across the fiction section of my library, picking one book from each shelf. This was the first shelf where nothing really caught my interest, and that, combined with not really understanding how much of a women's melodrama Dream Train is, led me to pick it. I almost violated the rules of my project and quit after the first 50 pages, which were rather drab romance angst from the point of view of photograph
Jan 19, 2008 Jill rated it really liked it
Read this a long time ago, but I liked it a lot. The main character is a travel photographer and gets an assignment on the Orient Express, there just aren't enough photography related novels out there.
May 24, 2010 Gail rated it really liked it
My rating kept changing as I read this book. Some parts were really good and kept my interest going, then there were a few pages here and there with definitely non-Gospel attitudes towards premarital sex and marital fidelity. In the end my true rating is probably a 3.5, but that isn't an option.
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Charlotte Vale-Allen was born in Toronto and lived in England from 1961 to 1964 where she worked as a television actress and singer. She returned to Toronto briefly, performing as a singer and in cabaret revues until she emigrated to the United States in 1966.

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