November 9, 2010

Barbara Lange: Through the Window of a Train

Barbara Lange, editor of Through the Window of a Train: A Railway Anthology will be reading at the Millenium Library, in the Carol Shields Auditorium, on Saturday November 13,  from 2:00 to 3:00 p. m.

Through the Window of a Train: A Railway Anthology collects stories from 30 Canadian authors (including the late Sheldon Oberman).  These stories retell the significance of the railway - or a single journey taken - in the lives of ordinary Canadians. 

Dotted with junction and siding names, engine numbers, and routes, this book is a must for the rail enthusiast.

Editor Barbara Lange grew up in a railway-flavoured world in England.  Her father, Richard Hurrell, worked for the London North Eastern Railway.  As an adult Barbara travelled daily from her home in Brentwood by diesel-electric train and Tube to reach her office in London. 

She immigrated to Canada in 1978 and didn't set foot on a train for years.  Since then she has travelled on VIA's The Canadian between Vancouver and Toronto, on The Ocean to Halifax, and to Churchill on The Hudson Bay Line. 

Barbara lives in Winnipeg with her husband, Larry (Smiley) Lange, a retired CNR carman from Transcona.

Have a great day.  How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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