Part family saga, and part coming-of-age tale, with a little bit of Heart of Darkness and Boogie nights thrown on top. But also a deep and elegant meditation on loss. Beautifully written, unsettling and very compelling.
Mark Helprin writes love stories with a magical pen. Post WWII we cross barriers, social, political, and geographic. This is an historial novel about the greatest generation seen through the romantic lens of a generous writer who was there. Terrific read!
Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, Heft is a satisfying snuggle down with a box of tissues and a mug of tea novel. Arthur is an endearing oddball you won’t soon forget. And Kel, well, read this book and find out.
Willie Sutton was called the Babe Ruth of bank robbers--he was that good. He never fired a shot. His victims were the banks which, at that time, were out of control. (Like today?) It was the depression and he became a folk hero. Well written and highly recommended.