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The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York By JacquelinCangro The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New York Some seven million people board the New York City subway every day each one with a story to tell The Subway Chronicles collects twenty seven of the tales dramas and comedies that unfold during the d
  • Title: The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York
  • Author: JacquelinCangro
  • ISBN: 9780452287792
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York By JacquelinCangro Some seven million people board the New York City subway every day, each one with a story to tell The Subway Chronicles collects twenty seven of the tales, dramas and comedies that unfold during the daily commute From the mole people living in the subway tunnels, to the transit employees working behind the scenes, to the locals and tourists riding shoulder to shoulderSome seven million people board the New York City subway every day, each one with a story to tell The Subway Chronicles collects twenty seven of the tales, dramas and comedies that unfold during the daily commute From the mole people living in the subway tunnels, to the transit employees working behind the scenes, to the locals and tourists riding shoulder to shoulder in harmony, discord, or indifference, The Subway Chronicles offers a kaleidoscope of perspectives on this most public of spaces.Prominent New York writers weigh in Jonathan Lethem confesses his childhood subway sinsColson Whitehead offers mass transit tips for newcomers to the cityFrancine Prose recalls the thrill and apprehension of riding alone as a teenage girlCalvin Trillin pokes fun at the classic New York tendency to be skeptical about everythingStan Fischler delights in memories of riding the open air train cars to Coney Island as a boyEqual parts hilarious, poignant, and heartbreaking, The Subway Chronicles is a journey into New York s underground with some of today s most loved writers.
    The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York By JacquelinCangro The Subway Chronicles Oct , The Subway Chronicles Writer, Editor Instructor Jacquelin Cangro is a seasoned book editor, workshop leader, and writing coach She provides guidance, inspiration, feedback, and accountability for dedicated fiction and narrative nonfiction writers. The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New York by The Subway Chronicles collects twenty seven of the tales, dramas and comedies that unfold during the daily commute From the mole people living in the subway tunnels, to the transit employees working behind the scenes, to the locals and tourists riding shoulder to shoulder in harmony, discord, or indifference, The Subway Chronicles offers a kaleidoscope of perspectives on this most public of spaces.Prominent New York writers weigh The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New York Ken Aug , A collection of stories about the New York Subway, written by different authors, the Subway Chronicles is very good but a little uneven in spots Lawrence Block, Boris Fishman, and a few others really shine None of the chapters are terrible, and the book is always interesting. The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New York by Aug , Some seven million people board the New York City subway every day, each one with a story to tell The Subway Chronicles collects twenty seven of the tales, dramas and comedies that unfold during the daily commute. The Subway Chronicles More Scenes from Life in New York Ms Cangro s book offers glimpses of what it s like to live in NYC, especially the subway Fittingly, the chapters are short and focus on certain incidents, people, or memories For anyone who has relied on public transportation knows that it s only a part of your day You ride to work and then back. The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New York The Subway Chronicles collects twenty seven of the tales, dramas and comedies that unfold during the daily commute From the mole people living in the subway tunnels, to the transit employees working behind the scenes, to the locals and tourists riding shoulder to shoulder in harmony, discord, or indifference, The Subway Chronicles offers a kaleidoscope of perspectives on this most public of spaces. The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New York Ken Aug , The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New York Ken Wheaton, Jacquelin Cangro on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The Subway Chronicles The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New Aug , The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New York Kindle edition by Wheaton, Ken, Jacquelin Cangro Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New York. The Subway Chronicles Commuting from Fordham s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx to downtown Manhattan for my summer internship has already afforded me the opportunity to corroborate one of my long time theories about the New York City subway system This theory may seem a The Subway Chronicles The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life In New York
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      Jacquelin Cangro is an experienced freelance writer, editor, and workshop leader She helps writers craft their work through classes, one on one editing, and coaching Sign up for her newsletter to get information about upcoming classes and coaching sessions eepurl cNXeb9Jackie is the editor of the essay collection The Subway Chronicles Scenes from Life in New York Plume Her short stories and articles have been published in literary journals and magazines Read her most recent short story, published in Valparaiso Fiction Review scholarlpo vfr vol5 iss

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    1. I have to get this off my chest I m a train nut My bookmarks folder has many, many links to train sites and I frequently stare at various books on the subject What s not to like Big, hulking beasts of machinery Aah, so poetic and so scary all at the same time So to come across this book was a sheer joy for me Stories about the transit system Imagine my surprise when a few stories in, I was regaled with dull childhood memories on the F line Really not what I expected.Some fine moments of nerdom f [...]


    2. Well, I don t live in New York, and the closest my city has to a subway is the variety that sells the five dollar footlongs So maybe I m not this book s intended audience.The Subway Chronicles is a collection of essays about New York s famed public transportation system As can be expected in an anthology with multiple contributors, the results vary widely Some subway stories are laugh out loud funny Some are poignant Some are educational And others are boring, pretentious, and long winded By the [...]


    3. Maybe I just liked this book because of how much it made me miss the city But either way, there are some really good stories in it


    4. Such a mixed bag Two wonderful stories Metro Blues, or How I Came to America by Boris Fishman and What I Feared by Elise Jushka are worth seeking out both well written and entertaining I plan on looking for other works by both authors In the second tier The First Annual Three Borough Subway Party by Johnny Temple is entertaining and Porno Man and I Versus the Feminist Avenger and Displaced Anger Man by Daniels Parseliti forces the reader to examine their own tendencies to become callous Parnassu [...]


    5. I picked up this book because my love for New York is overpowering, and my desire to be in New York or think about New York while I am sequestered in Boston for law school is strong The concept is that a variety of writers tells their subway stories I like the concept, and I liked some of the stories My problem was that the concept wore on me over time there s only so much waxing that can be done about how the subway looks smells feels etc , and, most importantly, there weren t enough really gre [...]


    6. This is definitely a short read and an interesting collection of short stories about people on the New York subway My favorite is Subway by Colson Whitehead I love his way of writing and pretty much everything he said was true Scootch away from the smelly wino It s just a piece of candy wrapper but no one touches it for fear that it contains the world and so one empty seat on the crowded subway car Spying an empty seat but when you get there soda sloshes At the next stop someone sits in it and h [...]


    7. Collection of short essays about the New York City subway I suspect I would have enjoyed this book if I d only read one or two pieces a week not really feasible with a library book Many of the essays are interesting, but read cover to cover, the collection becomes extremely monotonous I also wish of the writers had taken their essays to the next level far too many are literally about the subway, with no connections made to larger themes Really good essays, in my experience, tend to be about t [...]


    8. My three favorites from this collection were Vivian Gornick s, Calvin Trillin s love his writing from the New Yorker , and Jennifer Toth s I d read her work on Tunnel People before and am re fascinated by it now I don t think it s coincidental that each of their essays runs under 5 pages long I found some of the rest of the pieces to be too technical for my liking, and a few others felt to me as if their authors had scraped together every single story they could think of that had anything to do [...]


    9. Some of the stories in this collection are far superior to others but overall it is an interesting and fast read Perfect for reading on the subway, in fact It s one of those things that people in New York take for granted as a part of daily life, forgetting that most of the rest of the country has no idea what it is like to descend below ground and board a train with a bunch of strangers at least twice a day.


    10. There are a real variety of stories in this collection It s not the collection of freak out stories you might expect if you started up a conversation of subway stories with a group of friends Though there are a couple of those The one that i found most compelling was Leigh Stolle s Transfer It moved me and really stuck with me after I read it because she took such a fresh approach and was so nuanced in her story telling.


    11. Short stories about mass transit systems Compilation of themes and authors.Read this short book over the course of two days sitting in a rocking chair in an art garden in the sun of early summer.Totally enjoyable Grab this book some iced tea the sweeter the better and get your brain into this book So enjoyable


    12. A wonderful compilation of stories Like someone else who reviewed this book, I am also a subway nut The stories we re well written, and this was truly a page turner.I have always been affected by the subway system as being then a system of transit, and all these authors seem to be saying the same thing I learned that many are like me in that respect.


    13. Received this collection of subway themed short essays as a gift on a trip, was an entertaining read, and about as hit or miss as you would expect from an essay collection.I opened it because of Colson Whitehead, but found other authors hit their paces in a way sympathetic to my interests Calvin Trillin s bit was probably my favorite of the lot of them.


    14. A collection of essays and observations from some of New York s top writers on one of the unique characteristics that sets New York apart from most major North American cities the subway Essays ranged from scary childhood experiences to a failed on subway party attempt to the rich history that led to the world s first subterranean form of mass transit built over a century ago.


    15. Like most short story collections, this was very uneven All of the stories have something to do with the NYC subway system Some are really wonderful especially Robert Lanham s Straphanger Doppelganger, Leigh Stolle s Transfer, Yona Zeldis McDonough s Under the Skin, and David Ebershoff s Lunch Time None of the stories are particularly bad Most are just OK.


    16. A very clever and smart collection of essays exploring the New York subway system Considered to be the underground lifeline of the city, the subway is the jumping point for this collection of talented authors weaving memories, reflections, and thoughts about life in the city from underground If you live in New York, this book is for you.


    17. I enjoyed these little snippets of NYC life Many of the stories told a memory of growing up and riding the subway as a kid, and many of the stories held a hint of menace There was a sense of danger throughout most stories, even the joyful ones Several of them were simply marvelous However, I have to admit by the end things were feeling a bit monotonous.


    18. The shortage of name writers may put some off, but this is a neat little collection of essays, best experienced in short bursts, of subway encounters and transit ruminations A favorite Leigh Stolle s Transfer, in which a subway mishap involving her Kansas parents opens a window into their lives.


    19. Spending insane amounts of time using the subway system in NYC this summer, I can relate at least in some ways to each of the essays I ve read I got a little bored though and put it down Maybe, I ll pick up the 2nd half when I get back to Texas


    20. I am obsessed with the city and reading other people s experiences of the city is always fun Some of the stories are funny, some give you a spark of recognition, some are a little pretentious, but for a quick read or a pick up put down read, it s entertaining.


    21. Though there are a few slight misses, there really isint a boring read in the Subway Chronicles In fact t most essays are downright fascinating I recommmend this to anyone interested in what it s like to live in the city or just anyone who is looking for a great quick read.



    22. Excellent collection of essays about the NYC subway system The best is a sweet and sentimental recollection of trips to Ebbets Field, Coney Island, and Yankee Stadium during the author s youth.




    23. Did not complete the second last story because I felt it was really draggy I have up on that Only a handfuls are interesting.






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