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    • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

    • A Novel
    • By: Kathleen Rooney
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 605
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazingly well written

    • By Suzanne K on 03-21-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object

    • By: Kathleen Rooney
    • Narrated by: Eva Hamilton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Kathleen Rooney draws on her own experiences working as an artist's model, as well as the famous, notorious, and mysterious artists and models through the ages. Through a combination of personal perspective, historical anecdote, and witty prose, Live Nude Girl reveals that both the appeal of posing nude for artists and the appeal of drawing the naked figure lie in our deeply human responses to beauty, sex, love, and death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

    • By: Kathleen Rooney
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish 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.

    Regular price: $28.91