Let the Great World Spin: A Novel Themes

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We're All Connected

A theme that can be found throughout this novel is that we are all connected in some way. The book consists of 12 chapters, each told from the perspective of one of the characters in the book. Although the characters may seem completely unrelated at the beginning of the book, the reader learns as the book progresses that all of the characters are connected to at least one other character in the book.

Furthermore, not only are the characters connected to one another, they are connected in ways that mean something significant in their lives. Characters like Corrigan impacted other characters through his life, his generosity, his acceptance, his love and his death. Lara and Ciaran would have never met and gotten married had Lara not been impacted so deeply by Jazzlyn's and Corrigan's death, for instance.

Gloria would not have ended up being the foster mom...

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