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Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Recommended by Colleen in Outreach Services…

Colleen’s synopsis:
This is a book of interrelated stories that revolve around one day in August 1974 in New York City. A tight rope walker manages to string a line between the Twin Towers and walks across while people below are heading to work. All the stories relate to that event in some way.

She says:
The author bases this novel on the actual tight rope walk that did take place in 1974 as the Twin Towers were being completed.  I found this book to be a little slow at times. There were some chapters and characters I was not altogether interested in but in the end, I found that I liked the way the author wrapped it all together and filled in the missing pieces.