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The Resource Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney

Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney

Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel
Title
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Rooney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fall 2016 Library Journal Editors' Pick "In my reckless and undiscouraged youth," Lillian Boxfish writes, "I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street..." She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy's to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, "in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it." Now it's the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It's chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now--her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl--but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed--and has not. A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, 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. Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young."--
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Provided by publisher
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1980-
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Rooney, Kathleen
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Older women
  • Reminiscing
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
287 p.
Isbn
9781250113320
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
col. map
System control number
  • 234053
  • 839652
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
287 p.
Isbn
9781250113320
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
col. map
System control number
  • 234053
  • 839652

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
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      43.180871 -79.225607
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