Read an excerpt from Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, one of O's bounteous books of summer 2009.
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A Conversation with Colum McCann
In Let the Great World Spin, novelist Colum McCann plays with the idea of balance, starting with Philippe Petit's 1974 glorious tightrope walk between the Twin Towers, and in stories of ordinary New Yorkers tied, however tangentially, to that event. Read