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ReadUP 2019: Let the Great World Spin: Home

Our Book: Let the Great World Spin

cover of the book Let the Great World Spin

Book Description (from publishers' web site):

"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."

The Author

Photo of Let the Great World Spin author Colum McCann. Cedit Dustin Aksland

Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honours, including the National Book Award, the International Dublin Impac Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish arts academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China, and an Oscar nomination. In 2017 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts.  His work has been published in over 40 languages.  He is the co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organisation, Narrative 4, and he teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College.  He lives in New York with his wife, Allison, and their three children.

~ "Short bio" from Colum McCann's author's webpage

ReadUP Events

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Book Discussion Group facilitated by Fr. Charlie Gordon, CSC. Light refreshments served.
12-1 p.m. | Library Conference Room, 2nd floor

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Book Discussion Group facilitated by Fr. Charlie Gordon, CSC. Light refreshments served.
12-1 p.m. | Library Conference Room, 2nd floor

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Book Discussion Group facilitated by Fr. Charlie Gordon, CSC. Light refreshments served.
12-1 p.m. | Library Conference Room, 2nd floor

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Schoenfeldt Distinguished Visiting Writers Series presents Colum McCann
7 p.m. | Public Lecture | Buckley Center Auditorium | Free
Book signing to follow

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