If you subscribe to the axiom of Solvitur Ambulando , "it is solved by walking", then you will want to read this book. One of you told me you were reading it and it sounded good, so I checked it out. Please identify yourself in the comments so I will pay close attention to any future recommendations you make.
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney, is the story of an 84 year old woman, on a stroll through her city on New Years Eve, 1984. As she walks, she tells us the story of her life and we get to meet the people she encounters along the way. Like the family who invite her to have dinner with them at Delmonico's when she arrives with the plan to have a do-over of a previous experience there from 20 years ago, but has no reservation. Or Stu Koszinski, the Vietnam veteran security guard she meets at the construction site that is obstructing the clear view she used to have of the Hudson river.
I enjoyed the inclusion of a map of her route that night, and found myself looking at it off and on while reading. I hate to even say this out loud, but my streak of superlative reads is continuing in a spectacular manner. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it most highly. I jotted down a few words of wisdom that I must remember as I get older, including this "Often times, what causes old people to become poor walkers is poor walking. One must bend ones knees. One must lift one's feet up. One must be unceasing. One mustn't shuffle."
I am going to start practicing this NOW. Why wait?