I am a lover of titles and often times am drawn to a book due to a provocative title, and “Let The Great World Spin” is a case in point. Walking through Barnes and Noble I’s seen this book on the end cap and immediately was drawn to the title – I found it immediately haunting and thought provoking. Once I began reading the content was the same. This gem by Colum McCann easily made it to my personal Top 10 novel list.
“In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.
Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author’s most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.”