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Lillian boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney

Label
Lillian boxfish takes a walk
Title
Lillian boxfish takes a walk
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
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/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Older women
  • Reminiscing
  • Large print books
Target audience
adult
Label
Lillian boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
000059543481
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410499660
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2017001363
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)970396407
Label
Lillian boxfish takes a walk, Kathleen Rooney
Publication
Copyright
Control code
000059543481
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410499660
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2017001363
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)970396407

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