Winter's Tale (Hardcover)

By Mark Helprin

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780151972036, 688pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1983



A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. "This a gifted writer's love affair with the language" (Newsday).