Walk along with Lillian Boxfish as she remembers her long and eventful life in Manhatten.
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AUTHOR: Kathleen Rooney
GENRE: Historical Fiction
LENGTH: 304 pages (paperback edition)
FIRST PUBLISHED: 2017
ABout Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
On the last day of 1984, 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish decided to take a walk. Trust me, you’ll want to come along with her. Lillian Boxfish has quite a fascinating story to tell.
During her walk, Lillian remembers her long and eventful life in Manhattan from the Jazz Age to the 1980’s. She came to New York City to carve out a career for herself and spent time as the highest paid woman in advertising in America. But, like most people her life wasn’t just about her career. You’ll go along with her through love, children, and all the complications of life.
And, in addition to her memories, Lillian meets many interesting characters along the way. All in all, between her memories and the people she meets, this book in an intimate look at New York City. To me, this book felt like a conversation with a friend. I walked along with Lillian and treasured all of her memories.
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk is great for anyone looking for a comfort read or for anyone who enjoys reading about an older protagonist.