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The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

A Novel
Gilman, Susan Jane (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
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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 begins to catch up with her, everything she has spent her life building is at stake.
Authors: Gilman, Susan Jane
Title: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
a novel
Published: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 506 pages ;,24 cm
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 0446578932
9780446578936
Branch Call Number: F GIL
Statement of Responsibility: Susan Jane Gilman
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Headings: Reminiscing in old age Fiction. Celebrities Fiction. Businesswomen Fiction. Russians Fiction. Immigrants United States 20th century Fiction.
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction.
Topical Term: Reminiscing in old age
Celebrities
Businesswomen
Russians
Immigrants
LCCN: 2013030543
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Aug 19, 2014
  • athompson10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Funny and heartbreaking. It looks like a fluffy "women's" book but is much deeper than that.

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Aug 02, 2014
  • aisha65 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book.

Jul 02, 2014
  • sasie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A more substantial book than the cover or title would indicate. This is a little piece of American history as seen through the life experience of a Russian immigrant.

Jun 30, 2014
  • booklady413 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I didn't really care for this book though I did finish it. In parts, I felt it drifted a bit. It was disappointing.

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