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Mark Helprin was born in Manhattan, New York on June 28, 1947. He received degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and did postgraduate work at the University of Oxford, Princeton University, and Columbia University. He has served in the British Merchant Navy, the Israeli infantry, and the Israeli Air Force. He is the author of numerous novels including Refiner's Fire, A Soldier of the Great War, Memoir from Antproof Case, Freddy and Fredericka, and In Sunlight and In Shadow. Winter's Tale was adapted into a movie in 2014. His short story collection, Ellis Island and Other Stories, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1981. His other short story collections include A Dove of the East and Other Stories and The Pacific and Other Stories. He also writes children's books including Swan Lake, A City in Winter, and The Veil of Snows. He has received several awards including the National Jewish Book Award, the Prix de Rome, the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 2006, and the Salvatori Prize in the American Founding in 2010. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Winter's Tale 4,435 copies, 138 reviews
A Soldier of the Great War 1,692 copies, 36 reviews
Freddy and Fredericka 964 copies, 32 reviews
Memoir from Antproof Case 854 copies, 9 reviews
Swan Lake 587 copies, 4 reviews
In Sunlight and in Shadow 532 copies, 21 reviews
The Pacific and Other Stories 446 copies, 8 reviews
Ellis Island and Other Stories 418 copies, 2 reviews
A City in Winter 407 copies, 3 reviews
Refiner's Fire 393 copies, 2 reviews
The Veil of Snows 227 copies, 2 reviews
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