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The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

Susan Jane Gilman

In 1913, Malka Treynovsky's family flees Russia for Manhattan. After Malka is crippled and abandoned by her family, she is taken in by an Italian ices peddler. Renamed Lillian, she sets her heart on learning the secrets of her adoptive father's trade. She falls in love with Albert, who helps her transform herself into "The Ice Cream Queen"--doyenne of an empire of ice cream franchises. When her past begins to catch up with her, everything she has spent her life building is at stake. A vivid rags-to-riches saga from the author of Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven (2009).