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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
"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." --Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DMM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rooney, Kathleen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O676
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Older women
  • Reminiscing
  • Women poets
Target audience
adult
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-287)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
one color
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250113337
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
780d0649-b64c-4eaf-baeb-2ee70581985c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn969446864
  • (OCoLC)969446864
  • 3463782
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-287)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
one color
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250113337
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
780d0649-b64c-4eaf-baeb-2ee70581985c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn969446864
  • (OCoLC)969446864
  • 3463782

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