Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
(Large Print)

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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
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Large Print
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Large print edition.
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9781410499660, 1410499669
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437 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm.
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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Edition
Large print edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781410499660, 1410499669

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Inspired by Margaret Fishback, poet and Macy's ad-writing phenom of the 1930s, Rooney imagines an extraordinary walk through the streets of New York City on the last night of 1984, one that triggers a flood of memories for fictional ad woman Lillian Boxfish. The octogenarian muses on the changing urban landscape as she stops at favorite haunts: an intimate neighborhood bar that's just installed a TV, a restaurant where she's dined every New Year's Eve that's about to change owners, the famed Delmonico's, where she ended her marriage. Further stops include a changing lower Manhattan landscape where she meets a haunted Vietnam veteran and engages him in a "best last-line contest," a detour to a hospital emergency room with a frightened woman about to have her first baby, and a party where she's both scorned and adored by a new generation of artists, followed by a hilarious encounter with three muggers. Meanwhile, Lillian carefully recounts her celebrated career in advertising, her adored husband and son, and her emotional breakdown. Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time-and an unabashed celebration of human connections that bridge the past and future.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rooney, K. (2017). Lillian Boxfish takes a walk (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rooney, Kathleen, 1980-. 2017. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rooney, Kathleen, 1980-. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rooney, Kathleen. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

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