Oh, So Sweet

Book cover of The PacificSome prose is so glorious as to be breathtaking. Such is the case with Mark Helprin’s new collection of short stories, The Pacific and Other Stories. The leader, “Il Colore Ritrovato,” left me literally breathless; I’ve never before underlined fiction … but some passages were so sweet! (Helprin’s A Soldier of the Great War is on my all-time, Top5 fiction list.)