“Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk,” by Kathleen Rooney. Just a delightful read. Lillian at 84 is a retired doyenne of NYC’s advertising community. She has experienced much of the 20th century, and she relives her memories on a walk around Lower Manhattan in 1984. This was a wonderful escape.

— Sue Zumberge, Subtext,

St. Paul.

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