In Sunlight and In Shadow

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In Sunlight and In Shadow
In Sunlight and in Shadow -- book cover.jpg
Hardcover edition
AuthorMark Helprin
CountryUnited States
GenreFiction novel
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date
October 2, 2012
Media typePrint, e-book, audiobook
Pages720 pp.

In Sunlight and in Shadow is a novel by Mark Helprin published in 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.[1][2][3][4][5]


It is set in New York City and often waxes lyrical about the city itself. It is the story of the love affair between Jewish business heir and former soldier, Harry Copeland, and Catherine Thomas Hale, also known by her stage name of Catherine Sedley, daughter of a wealthy, blue-blood New York family, from the time of their meeting on a Staten Island ferry.

Similar works[edit]

Of all Helprin's works, this one is most similar to A Soldier of the Great War.


  1. ^ "In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin". Goodreads. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  2. ^ SCHILLINGER, LIESL (5 October 2012). "Halcyon Years 'In Sunlight and in Shadow,' by Mark Helprin". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  3. ^ Cheuse, Alan (September 26, 2012). "A Midcentury Romance, With 'Sunlight' And 'Shadow'". Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  4. ^ "In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)". The New Yorker. December 3, 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ SACKS, SAM (October 1, 2012). "A Sublime Anachronism: An old-fashioned love story unfolds in a romanticized vision of postwar New York". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 6 November 2015.

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