When the Whistle Blows

Book Description
Jimmy Cannon loves trains. And he wants to work on the railroad more than anything when he grows up. After all, his father is the foreman in Rowlesburg, and all the men in his family have worked on the rails. But times are changing in the 1940s, and Jimmy's father sees a different future for his son. Join Jimmy on the ride of a lifetime, through midnight Halloween romps, the championship football game, and a secret society in this coming-of-age story set during the last of the railroad days.

About the Author
Fran Cannon Slayton spent her childhood growing up in Manassas and Haymarket, Virginia. In college, she went to the Junior Olympics in fencing and graduated with a double major in psychology and religious studies. Fran finished law school after getting married to her college sweetheart and working on Capitol Hill for a couple of years. After law school, Fran became a prosecutor, specializing in child sex abuse cases, and then went on to become a legal publisher and mild-mannered title insurance agency owner. After her daughter was born, Fran became a stay-at-home mom, author and part-time singer/trumpet player in a rock and roll cover band.

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