A Dove of the East: And Other Stories

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 5, 2012 - Fiction - 192 pages
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The twenty stories here, many of which have been anthologized throughout the world, are strikingly beautiful pieces on enduring and universal questions by a writer the San Francisco Review of Books calls “a master crafter of the short story.”
 

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User Review  - tloeffler - LibraryThing

Twenty short stories by Mark Helprin. Although reviews of the stories seem to find a theme, I didn't find one. Instead, I was caught up in the beauty of the writing, the descriptive phrases one of ... Read full review

A DOVE OF THE EAST: And Other Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A collection of short stories, often short short stories, which travel all around the world but retain the same timeless constants. Revelations, memories, or "moments full of cognizance and dream ... Read full review

Contents

A Jew of Persia
Because of the Waters of the Flood
Ruin
First Russian Summer
Katrina Katrin
Shooting the Bar1904
Lightning North of Paris
Mountain Dancing in Truchas
The Legitimacy of Medium Beauty
The Home Front
Willis Avenue
Elizabeth Ridinoure
The Silver Bracelet
On The White Girl by James Whistler
Back Bay Conservatory
A Dove of the East

Leaving the Church
Katherine Comes to Yellow Sky
Elisha Hospital
End of the Line
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MARK HELPRIN is the acclaimed author of Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Freddy and Fredericka, The Pacific, Ellis Island, Memoir from Antproof Case, and numerous other works. His novels are read around the world, translated into over twenty languages.

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