The Resource The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, Susan Jane Gilman

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, Susan Jane Gilman

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The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
Title
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
Statement of responsibility
Susan Jane Gilman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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. And when her past begins to catch up with her, everything she has spent her life building is at stake
Member of
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Russian immigrant Malka arrives in 1913 Manhattan, where she struggles to survive and learns trade secrets from an Italian ices peddler before setting off across America in an ice cream truck with a handsome, illiterate radical to seek their fortunes
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10302617
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DLC
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Gilman, Susan Jane
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
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  • Russians
  • Immigrant children
  • Abandoned children
  • Businesswomen
  • Women television personalities
  • Ice cream industry
  • Celebrities
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Celebrities
  • Large type books
  • Reminiscing in old age
Target audience
adult
Label
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, Susan Jane Gilman
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn880556404
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
705 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410472588
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014020277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880556404
Label
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, Susan Jane Gilman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn880556404
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
705 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410472588
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014020277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880556404

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