Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (Large Print / Hardcover)

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Chicagoan Rooney's witty, funny novel about a witty, funny, whip smart woman named Lillian Boxfish is an absolute blast! Lillian, based on a real person, is a woman ahead of her time--she's 'the highest paid woman in advertising' in the early 1930's and achieves fame as a poet as well.  As she walks through Manhattan on New Year's Eve 1984, she recalls her fascinating life.  Really fun!

— Greg

February 2017 Indie Next List

“Join 85-year-old Lillian on a New Year's Eve stroll through Manhattan, a city as changed by time as Lillian herself. As with Joyce's Ulysses, the reader is privy to a life told in snapshots of memory within a single day. Based loosely on the life of Margaret Fishback, Lillian is a former Depression-era advertising copywriter for R.H. Macy's and a poet of light verse. She is also a mother and an ex-wife. Rooney's work has a light touch, but she is never frivolous. Rooney has the capacity to portray depth within brevity, pain within humor. Here is a novel that both entertains and enlightens, a balance rarely achieved.”
— Sarah Sorensen (E), Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410499660
ISBN-10: 1410499669
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2017
Pages: 434
Language: English