Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

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This novel is a number of stories that seem to be disconnected, but are actually intricately interwoven. Set in Manhattan in the 1970's the book opens with a tightrope walker, balancing high above the city. What happens to him affects millions.

At the beginning we meet two Irish brothers who immigrate to New York; from there, the characters spin. When I finished reading the book I realized I had neglected some characters because I didn't realize how important they were. McCann is very good at describing and making you feel a part of things, sometimes in only a few pages. This is the most complex and rewarding read I've had recently. I suggest that when you give this one a go, you take your time and savor every detail and every character... Check catalog for availability.

- Submitted by Jacki @ MPL Central

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