Waiting on Wednesday #15 // Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


This week I am waiting on Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Release Date: January 17, 2017

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.

The premise of this book sounds so simple and yet I can imagine the complex route this is going to take down memory lane. I am very curious to see what Kathleen Rooney does with this plot and where Lillian Boxfish goes on her walk.

Also, I really love cover for this book!

What do you think of this book? Is there a release you are eagerly anticipating this week? Share it with me in the comments below! 

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #15 // Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

  1. Yes! I’m also waiting for that release. I love the cover and the title so much, that I don’t even care about the synopsis 😉 I just feel that I will enjoy that book.


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