A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platform. A Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late mother. A Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance at stardom in the Kissing Room.…
On any particular day, thousands upon thousands of people pass through New York City's Grand Central Terminal, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell. Now, 10 best-selling authors inspired by this iconic landmark have created their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal.
©2014 Melanie Benjamin, Jenna Blum, Amanda Hodgkinson, Pam Jenoff, Sarah Jio, Sarah McCoy, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck and Karen White (P)2014 Tantor
Loved these post WWII stories. When I realized it was many short stories I was a bit disappointed, but after listening the first time, I wanted to listen again to glean how these stories came together and incorporated the same day in each persons life. If you love period stories you will love this read.
I would have to say no. If the narrator had read the book straight-up, or there had been multiple narrators, I might have enjoyed it more. In particular her accent in one story by Amanda Hodgkinson made me glad I could skip through. This did a disservice to an author who promises to be talented.
The characters in Sarah McCoy's "Branch of Hazel" were haunting and unforgetable, as were Gregorie and Liesel in the opening vignet by Alyson Richman.
I liked her general reading, dialogue, and many aspects of it, but with "Tin Town" by Amanda Hodgkinson she put on this funny British-esque accent.
Yes and no. The stories are linked and yet not linked, using Grand Central Station to tie them together.
Well worth your time and credit, particularly the entries by McMorris, McCoy, and Richman.
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