Novel Ideas: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
February 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
This month we’ll be discussing Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. On the snowy New Year’s Eve of 1984, Lillian Boxfish leaves her Manhattan apartment for dinner at her favorite restaurant. Instead, she rambles through the city, remembering her life as an up-and-coming ad executive in Jazz Age New York. Seriously talented and not treated seriously, Lillian competed against the men in her job until her career derailed. Now 85 years old and undaunted by the degenerating city, she encounters limo drivers, bodega workers, and hip young people, until a midnight encounter brings her face-to-face with New York’s newest danger.
We’ll also distribute March’s title, American Marriage.
Novel Ideas is a librarian-led exploration of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction from around the world. This wide-ranging group will sample critically acclaimed and prize-winning titles with open and inclusive discussion aimed at engaging readers with the book and with each other.