Observations

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk bylillianboxfish-hc.jpg Kathleen Rooney is a poignant novel about an 85-year-old woman taking a solitary walk in New York City on New Year’s Eve in the mid-eighties.

At one time, Lillian attained the honored place of top female in the field of advertising. With those days long gone, she reflects on her life as she strolls along familiar streets taking note of places which trigger memories both happy and sad. Lillian is a keen listener who is interested in others and a model observer of life.

Rooney, who happens to teach at DePaul University, my alma mater, has created a feisty character, rich in substance who possesses  qualities of eras long forgotten. I think this is a wonderful work of fiction worth reading. It inspired me to do more walking!

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About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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