Afternoon Book Club: Dec. 20th @ 1:30 p.m.

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will be meeting next on Wednesday, December 20th at 1:30 p.m. The book Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney will be discussed.  New members are always welcome! To see what we’ve been reading go to Cranbury Public Library Book chat on Goodreads.

Summary (via Goodreads): 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.

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