Let the Great World Spin

511mdx2gr1l__sl160_A friend of mine who leads the book discussion group in her library is reading the 2009 fiction National Book Award winner, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Although she thinks it’s a wonderful book, she says it’s a bit too literary for her particular book group.  If you think it might work for yours, however, here’s a collection of resources you can use.

New York Times review

Story on NPR’s Morning Edition

Discussion guide from O, the Oprah Magazine (Let the Great World Spin was one of Oprah’s 25 Books of Summer)

And finally: 

Colum McCann at the 2009 National Book Awards, Fiction Winner from National Book Foundation on Vimeo.



About the Author:

Mary Ellen Quinn is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Librarianship (2014), the former editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a long-time contributing writer to Booklist.

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