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March 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
An enjoyable hour with an informal dinner and interactive book discussion!
Please join us for our March Humboldt Reads! It will be held on Thursday, March 21st, 5:30 pm, at Pasquale’s (dining room) in Humboldt, IA. Attendees pay for their meal choice, but no pre-registration or monthly commitment is required.
This month’s selection is Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney.
“She took the 1930’s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest-paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that she says, “in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it.”
Now it’s the last night of 1984 and Lillian, eight-five years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It’s chilly enough out for a mink coat, and Manhattan is grittier now – her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl – but Lillian has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her more than ten 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, illuminating all the ways New York has changed – and has not.
Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young.”
Notes: Please return your copy by its due date so others may enjoy this month’s selection. Attend Humboldt Reads! and you are welcome to a copy of the book by stopping in the library and requesting a copy after joining our discussion at Pasquales.
If you have questions,
please call Julie Larsen
at the Humboldt Public Library.