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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (Kathleen Rooney)

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Fall 2016 Library Journal Editors' Pick

It’s the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk.

As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be—in surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls, Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America—a career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown.

A love letter to city life—however shiny or sleazy—Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.

Edition: Unabridged
Number of Pages: 89
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Kathleen Rooney
Language: English
Street Date: January 17, 2017
TCIN: 51734276
UPC: 9781427282378
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-5591
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