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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Embarking on a walk across Manhattan on New Year's Eve in 1984, eighty-five-year-old Lillian Boxfish recalls her long and eventful life, which included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America, whose career was cut short by marriage and loss
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10541411
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rooney, Kathleen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Older women
  • Reminiscing
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Older women
  • Reminiscing
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947146232
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781250113320
Lccn
2016036418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947146232
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947146232
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781250113320
Lccn
2016036418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947146232

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