Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

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MacMillan Audio
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5.1 X 0.9 X 5.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Compact Disc
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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. She is married to the novelist Martin Se


2018 Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners

"Between author Rooney's story and narrator Xe Sands's craftsmanship, this WALK will sweep listeners off their feet...Through Sands we feel the force of Lillian's personality--with all its drive, wit, and grace--as well as the counterforces that want to constrain it. A concluding interview explores why the performances of the most exemplary narrators are so seemingly effortless yet so compelling." -AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner

"Reader Xe Sands voices poignancy, old age, wit and youthful snark beautifully..." -Library Journal, starred review

"Narrator Sands depicts Lillian with an intelligent, worldly tone, keeping true to her cadence but alternating a scratchy, elderly voice in the present day with a lighter, younger-sounding voice in the memory flashbacks. ...Sands' voice takes on the quality of a radio reader as she conveys the bits of poetry and advertising jingles,
adding humor and another layer of insight into Lillian's character. Sands' affectionate and expressive
performance perfectly matches both character and mood." -Booklist, starred review

"...[T]he audiobook is outstandingly read in a voice that's exactly what you'd expect from a feisty 85-year-old...Kathleen Rooney's Lillian is delightful. You'll remember her long after you've finished the book." -Inside Jersey