Brown Bag Book Club - Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

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The Brown Bag Book Club will be discussing an eclectic mix of books every month via Zoom or in person. 

This month's title: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

"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." (GoodReads)

This is a hybrid event. Participants can attend on Zoom or in person. Extra help connecting and participating is available. Registration is required either way.

Register on this calendar below, or call the library at 315-635-5631.