"Let the Great World Spin"

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"Let the Great World Spin"

book cover, Let the Great World SpinSet against the backdrop of Philippe Petit’s legendary walk across a thin wire stretched between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann intertwines the life stories of 10 ordinary and extraordinary New Yorkers.

From the flamboyant lady of the street, Tillie, to the zealous priest who watches out for the welfare of the downtrodden, the characters come to life, and their lives interconnect in this novel, which is harrowing and uplifting at the same time.

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