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Let the great world spin [GRPL Book Club] / Colum McCann.



Summary: A rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. A radical young Irish monk struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gathers in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. A 38-year-old grandmother turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann's allegory comes alive in the voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the "artistic crime of the century"--a mysterious tightrope walker dancing between the Twin Towers.--From publisher's description.
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Location Call Number Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Book Club McCann (Text) 31307020184885 Book Club Available -
Main Book Club McCann (Text) 31307020184794 Book Club Available -
Main Book Club McCann (Text) 31307020184844 Book Club Available -
Main Book Club McCann (Text) 31307020184836 Book Club Available -
Main Book Club McCann (Text) 31307020184828 Book Club Checked out 07/28/2014
Main Book Club McCann (Text) 31307020184810 Book Club Checked out 08/20/2014
Main Book Club McCann (Text) 31307020184901 Book Club In transit -
Main Book Club McCann (Text) 31307020184802 Book Club Checked out 09/05/2014
Main Book Club McCann (Text) 31307020184851 Book Club Checked out 07/30/2014

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812973990 :
  • Physical Description: 375 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks,
Subject: Immigrants > Fiction.
Irish > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Judges' spouses > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Teenage mothers > Fiction.
Petit, Philippe, 1949- > Fiction.
Tightrope walking > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Nineteen seventies > Fiction.
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