About the Book
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. Winner of the National Book Award in 2009, Let the Great World Spin is a dazzlingly rich vision of the passion, pain, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.
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Photo: Cover of "Let the Great World Spin" ©Amerikahaus München
Please note the change of delivery and venue:
This event will now take place at the Amerikahaus and not online—we will meet in the well-ventilated conference room on the ground floor. The room is accessible via stairs or elevator.
Attendees must furbish proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, which will be checked by the Amerikahaus Literary Circle advisor, who has set this policy, which differs somewhat from the Amerikahaus policy for visitors.