Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (Hardcover)

By Kathleen Rooney

Thorndike Press Large Print, 9781410499660, 434pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/16/2017)
Paperback (4/3/2018)
Paperback, Large Print (4/3/2018)
Hardcover (1/17/2017)
CD-Audio (1/17/2017)

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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
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