Monday, July 13, 2015

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street


Top Five Reasons This Looks Like a Great Summer Read:

1. Ice Cream is the perfect summery dessert.
2. Historical Fiction is a favorite genre of several Larks.
3. Immigrant stories are intriguing and informative.
4. New York City is an appealing setting.
5. This novel spans the time frame from Prohibition to Studio 54.


Now in paperback, bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman's IndieNext Pick novel about an immigrant girl's transformation into an indomitable businesswoman in early 20th century New York.


As a child in 1913, Malka Treynovsky flees Russia for New York with her family--only to be crippled and abandoned in the streets. Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, Malka survives. When she falls in love with Albert, they set off together across America in an ice cream truck to seek their fortune; slowly, she transforms herself into Lillian Dunkle, "The Ice Cream Queen of America"--doyenne of an empire of ice cream franchises and a celebrated television personality.

Spanning 70 years, Lillian's rise--fraught with setbacks, triumphs, and tragedies--is inextricably linked to the course of American history itself, from Prohibition to the disco days of Studio 54. And when her past starts catching up with her, her world implodes spectacularly.



We have one copy of The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street to give away to our readers. This giveaway is open to residents of the US. You must be 18+ years of age to win. Reading Lark is not responsible for prize delivery; the publisher will be sending out the book.


The giveaway runs from July 13-20. Winner will be notified via email on July 21.

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