Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kathleen Rooney

Narrated By: Xe Sands

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: January 2017

Duration: 8 hours 52 minutes


Library Journal Editors' Pick

It's the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk.

As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be”in surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls, Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America”a career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown.

A love letter to city life”however shiny or sleazy”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. This audiobook includes an interview with the the author, Kathleen Rooney, and the narrator, Xe Sands.