Lillian Boxfish is an interesting woman reflecting on her life as an 84 year old woman living in New York City in the book Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. The life she reflects on includes her move to New York City as a young woman in the 1920s and through the decades to her life as an 84 year old woman at the very end of 1984.
I enjoyed this book. I like historical fiction, as I said Lillian is an interesting character, and it involves the world of advertising. I am a big Mad Men fan. Part of the reason I really like historical fiction is that I find history to be fascinating and this book has little bits of real U.S. history mixed in, not just Lillian’s personal life. I also liked knowing Lillian Boxfish is inspired by a real woman. Though whenever I read or watch fiction based on real events or people, I’m always curious what really happened and what is pure fiction. Regardless, I recommend this book. It was a fascinating look at much of a century in New York City and the life of an ad woman.
I received an e-copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The book is scheduled to be published on January 17th, 2017.