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Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
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May 24, 2009

really liked it
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Read in May, 2009

One of my favorite books this year. McCann captures the inner lives of a web of New Yorkers whose lives are left with the thumbprint of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center. McCann's vibrant imagination and rich language weave a tight and engaging narrative. The only flaw was a slight flatness to the sense of time. It was difficult to remember that the novel is set in 1974, although that may also be a positive factor in the timelessness of the stories of New York.

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