Rolling Home: A Cross Canada Railroad Memoir

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Rolling Home:
A Cross Canada Railroad Memoir
Rolling Home book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Tom Allen
Country Canada
Subject Train travel
Genre Non-fiction, memoir[1]
Publisher Penguin Books
Publication date
October, 2001
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 304 pp.
ISBN 9780670884735

Rolling Home: A Cross Canada Railroad Memoir is a non-fiction memoir, written by Canadian writer Tom Allen, first published in October 2001 by Penguin Books. In the book, the author chronicles his travels across Canada on a train. Allen includes his interviews with passengers, engineers, cooks, and porters. Rolling Home has been called an "evocative cross-country tour of Canada by train," by Staebler award administrator Kathryn Wardropper.[2][3]

Awards and honours[edit]

Rolling Home received the 2002 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodreads, Rolling Home, Book review, Retrieved 11/23/2012
  2. ^ a b Faculty of Arts, 2002, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Tom Allen, Retrieved 11/26/2012
  3. ^ Crawley, Devin, Rolling Home, Quill & Quire, Book review, Retrieved 11/26/2012

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