Winter's Tale--Mark Helprin (1983)
"One winter night, Peter Lake--master mechanic and second-story man--attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty , the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead."
Are you a fan of fantasy, drama, and romance novels? Check out Winter's Tale from your library before the movie version starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Russell Crowe hits theaters this Friday, just in time for Valentine's day.
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