Books & Beyond Book Club - Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

Event Type: Book Club/Discussion
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 6/14/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
 Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman ~ 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.
Library: Santee
Contact: Branch Staff
Contact Number: 619 448-1863