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The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

(2014)
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An epic story of a fierce young immigrant's rise to become the greatest ice cream maker in America until her past begins to catch up with her putting everything she has spent her life building at stake in this "upside-down, funhouse treat (USA Today)."

In 1913, little Malka Treynovsky flees Russia with her family. Bedazzled by tales of gold and movie stardom, she tricks them into buying tickets for America. Yet no sooner do they land on the squalid Lower East Side of Manhattan, than Malka is crippled and abandoned in the street.

Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, she manages to survive through cunning and inventiveness. As she learns the secrets of his trade, she begins to shape her own destiny. She falls in love with a gorgeous, illiterate radical named Albert, and they set off across America in an ice cream truck. Slowly, she transforms herself into Lillian Dunkle, "The Ice Cream Queen" -- doyenne of an empire of ice cream franchises and a celebrated television personality.

Lillian's rise to fame and fortune spans seventy years and is inextricably linked to the course of American history itself, from Prohibition to the disco days of Studio 54. Yet Lillian Dunkle is nothing like the whimsical motherly persona she crafts for herself in the media. Conniving, profane, and irreverent, she is a supremely complex woman who prefers a good stiff drink to an ice cream cone. She'll do anything to keep her life from falling apart.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ice Cream Queen Of Orchard Street
Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman
ISBN: 1-4104-7258-2 / 978-1-4104-7258-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman
ISBN: 0-446-57893-2 / 978-0-446-57893-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman
ISBN: 1-4555-9505-5 / 978-1-4555-9505-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman
ISBN: 0-446-69694-3 / 978-0-446-69694-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2014 : Australia Audio edition

Title: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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June 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU