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The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street : a novel

Author: Susan Jane Gilman
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First trade editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Jane Gilman
ISBN: 9780446696944 0446696943 9780446578936 0446578932 1455564117 9781455564118
OCLC Number: 892700678
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in 2014 by the Hachette Book Group.
Includes reading group guide.
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Debut Fiction) 2014
Description: 518 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Susan Jane Gilman.

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Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman's debut novel is an epic story of a fierce young immigrant's rise to become the greatest ice cream maker in America... and the events that threaten to destroy her.

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"Gilman mixes two of the world's best creations, ice cream and New York City, with brains, irreverence, panoramic historical research, and a huge heart. Set aside a chunk of time when you scoop this Read more...

 
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