Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann, author of National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin, will address the Class of 2015 and other members of the BC Community tomorrow as part of the Office of First Year Experience’s Conversations in the First Year, a program that joins together the freshman class with ritual, ideas and conversation. BC freshmen were all given copies of McCann’s book to read in advance of his visit. According to the University’s reading guide: “The gritty world that McCann depicts within this novel is filled with cynicism, dejection, addiction, self-absorption, cruelty, and loss; however, amid this seemingly more powerful world of despair, Let the Great World Spin provides a wellspring of hope that emerges through individual acts of compassion and redemption. It is within these individual acts of generosity that the themes of forgiveness, empathy, faith, and hope emerge.”
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