Kathleen Rooney will Present her New Softcover Novel ~ Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Kathleen Rooney, National Indie Bestselling Author will Present her New Softcover Novel Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk, perfect for Book Clubs!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Kathleen Rooney is a Founding Editor of Rose Metal Press and a Founding Member of Poems While You Wait.  She has been recognized as one of Newcity Lit's "Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago 2016."  Her precious work includes Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Allure, Salon, The Rumpus, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, The Poetry Foundation Website, and The Chicago Tribune.  Kathleen was named "Best Novelist" by the Chicago Reader in 2017.  Kathleen is married to the Novelist Martin Seay.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER!  "Transporting...witty, 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  "Extraordinary...hilarious...Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time--and an unabashed celebration of human connections that bridge past and future. ~ Publishers Weekly (Starred and Boxed)  "Rooney's delectably theatrical fictionalization is laced with strands of tart poetry and emulates the dark sparkle of Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Truman Capote. Effervescent with verve, wit, and heart, Rooney's nimble novel celebrates insouciance, creativity, chance, and valor." ~ Booklist (Starred Review)

"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.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, April 23, 2018, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Kathleen Rooney, National Indie Bestselling Author will Present her New Softcover Novel Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk, perfect for Book Clubs, and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Softcover of Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages are available for purchase through the links below.  You can also Order In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter, or Call us at 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order during our Normal Business Hours.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
Fairway, KS 66205

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Softcover of Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney.

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