Lunch with Writer Kathleen Rooney

Author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney will discuss Margaret Fishback, who inspired the book, her ads and poems, and then also talk a bit about walking and flanerie. A simple salad and light dessert will make this a delightful literary afternoon. This event is hosted by The Women's Exchange. Tickets and more information are available here.

Acclaim for Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk:

"Irresistible...funny and touching....This witty and heartfelt ode to a city, to its infinite variety, to its melting pot of citizens not only enchants but offers an important lesson: that human connections and work are what give life meaning."
--Boston Globe

"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

"Lillian's wide-ranging meditations are reason enough to read this charming novel, but it's also like taking a street-level tour through six decades of New York."
--New York Times

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 previous work includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Allure, Salon, The Rumpus, The Nation, the Poetry Foundation website, and the Chicago Tribune. Kathleen was named "Best Novelist" by the Chicago Reader in 2017. She is married to the novelist Martin Seay.

Event date: 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Event address: 

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250151162
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Picador - April 3rd, 2018


“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