My very knowledgable and literary friend Emma recommended this book when I asked for ideas for a Christmas present for my Mother in Law Sharon. It was a great success so I borrowed Sharon’s copy and greatly enjoyed it myself. “Let The Great World Spin” weaves a number of stories around events taking place on the same day- each chapter introduces a new story and character and they are all engaging and absorbing. The writing itself is beautiful – I confess I don’t always pay attention to writing or focus on it but with this novel you couldn’t ignore it. One of my favorite lines was :: “Some people think love is the end of the road, and if you’re lucky enough to find it, you stay there. Other people say it just becomes a cliff you drive off, but most people who’ve been around awhile know it’s just a thing that changes day by day, and depending on how much you fight for it, you get it, or you hold on to it, or you lose it, but sometimes it’s never even there in the first place.”
Another is “I gave them all the truth and none of the honesty.” I’d HIGHLY recommend this book!