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Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel

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"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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Arcade Free Library FIC ROONE (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300411477
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Caledonia Library Association FIC ROO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52135300280709
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Geneva Public Library ROONEY (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300912117
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Livonia Public Library FIC ROO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52140300500684
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11/01/2019
Naples Library FIC ROO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52124300331944
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Newark Public Library FIC ROO (Text)
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52125300775576
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Ontario Public Library FIC ROO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52126300706736
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Palmyra Community Library ROO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52127300342266
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Sodus Community Library FIC ROO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300452335
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Victor Farmington Library ROO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52128300779010
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