Roberta Rubin interviews author Kathleen Rooney about her newest title Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk.
Lillian is on her way to a party when she decides to stroll down memory lane quite literally.
Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk
by Kathleen Rooney
Air Date/Time: March 20, 3:00pm (Central)
304, hardcover and later paperback
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...