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The Oceans and the Stars

A Sea Story, A War Story, A Love Story
by Mark Helprin

Reviewed by Michael F. Bishop

Every once in a long while, an American novel appears that restores one’s faith in modern literature. More often than not, that work is by Mark Helprin. His latest is an astonishing achievement, a rousing tale of heroism, sacrifice, and enduring love.


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