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Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk

She’s the red-headed poet of Murray Hill, once a regular in the society pages, working her way up at R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in 1930s America.

It is now New Year’s Eve 1984, and Lillian walks to the end of Manhattan and back, illuminating all the ways her world has changed—and has not.

A love letter to a lifetime of glory and grit, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk paints an irresistible portrait of an extraordinary woman and her city.

Irresistible…funny and touching…This witty and heartfelt ode to a city…not only enchants but offers an important lesson: that human connections and work are what give life meaning. Boston Globe Transporting… poignant and sparkling. People (People Picks Book of the Week) Prescient and quick…A perfect fusing of subject and writer, idea and ideal. Chicago Tribune Lillian’s wide-ranging meditations are reason enough to read this charming novel, but it’s also like taking a street-level tour through six decades of New York. New York Times I love this book… Just wonderful. Nancy Pearl
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