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As a young Irish immigrant boy travels by steam-engine across the American prairie to a new life, memories of the old country pull at his heart.
Posted January 27, 2010
The storyline is about a young boy and his parents, who arrive in the US from Ireland, and then take a train journey to their new home in San Francisco. Along the way, the train itself provides a comforting, rhythmic backdrop for the boy as he remembers the life and people he's left behind and tries to resolve his feelings of longing, through a dream. The prose is lyrical and lovely, and the story is bittersweet yet upbeat. I've enjoyed it as much as my kids have. I've probably read it 100 times!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.