LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK
by: Kathleen Rooney
This novel is loosely based on the life of Margaret Fishback who was the highest paid female advertising copywriter in the world during the 1930's. She worked for R.H. Macy's company in New York City. She also wrote poetry and had several books of poetry published. The author of the is book, Kathleen Rooney, also chose to write this book as a love letter to New York City. The novel takes place on New Year's Eve 1984. Lillian is 85 years old and spends the cold New Year's Eve walking about New York City reminiscing about an earlier New York City and having some various encounters and adventures. If you enjoy historical fiction and New York City, you will enjoy this book. I know I did!
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library