A comment during an interview with author Mark Helprin turned my thinking to the books I’ve given most as gifts. Here they are.
If you’re looking for a novel to get lost in or for a holiday gift, here’s a recommendation: “Paris in the Present Tense” by Mark Helprin.
Mark Helprin’s “Winter’s Tale” hit the New York Times best-seller list 31 years ago in 1983. This past February, it hit movie theaters, and the bad reviews drove me to read the novel. Here’s more about that experience.