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Would you ever reveal a dark secret to a complete stranger - even if you knew you'd never meet that person again? This question is at the heart of author, Carolyn Moncel's latest work, Railway Confessions - A Collection of Short Stories. As passengers traveling aboard a TGV train from Paris to Geneva one summer evening, three couples casually disclose very intimate, truthf ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by Mondavé Media (first published February 7th 2012)
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Richard Bunning
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I find that as a means of travel nothing else feels as secure and protecting as going by train. In this cosy world, cocooned together, often closely facing each other, the train is a likely place for complete strangers to find themselves in conversation. For a variety of reasons this is often especially true on a long journey, rather than on the short familiar commute. From time to time this dialogue, seemingly detached from our real lives, may even become a confession.
Of course we need a connec
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Shirley Golden
This is a fantastic concept. I love the interconnections between the characters across the three stories, which fits perfectly with the train journey settings. My favourite was, 'A Choice in the Matter'. Emilie and Mira are strong characters and the contrast between their personalities worked well.
It took me a while to get into the first story. The drama gets going once Lola interacts with the stranger. The subsequent shift in their relationship is touching. I enjoyed reading these stories.

Ola Fagbohun
I loved the premise of this book sharing our intimate life story with strangers we will hopefully never meet again. It took me most of the first chapter to get into this book, but by the second story (my favourite) I was hooked. I imagined myself on the train, next to these travellers eves dropping and being sucked into their tales of discovery, regret and escape. I'd like to rate it 3.5, would have been more but I struggled to engage with the first passengers and by the time I was enjoying the ...more
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Railway Confessions is a Finalist in the 2012 Global eBook Award's Short Story Category.

Carolyn Moncel is the author of two books: Encounters in Paris - A Collection of Short Stories and 5 Reasons to Leave a Lover - A Novella and Other Short Stories. After moving from Chicago, her hometown, in 2002, she spent five years living in Paris. She currently resides in Lausanne, Switzerland with her husba
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