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The Resource Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney, (sound recording CD)

Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney, (sound recording CD)

Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel
Title
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Rooney
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fall 2016 Library Journal Editors' Pick "In my reckless and undiscouraged youth," Lillian Boxfish writes, "I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street..." She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy's to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, "in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it." Now 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 its guts and grandeur, 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. Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1980-
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Rooney, Kathleen
Dewey number
[Fic]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Xe Sands
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sands, Xe
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  • City and town life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Older women
  • Reminiscing
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney, (sound recording CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427282378
Isbn Type
(s.r.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Ownership
*
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel, Kathleen Rooney, (sound recording CD)
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427282378
Isbn Type
(s.r.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Ownership
*
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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