Friday, July 17, 2015

Grand Summer Reads Giveaway - The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street - Susan Jane Gilman

Grand Central Publishing is running a summer long program aptly named Grand Summer Reads featuring four GCP titles to keep you in "reading bliss."

The second title is The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman. And I have three copies to giveaway to three lucky readers!

From the publisher:

"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." Read an excerpt of The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street.

"Susan Jane Gilman is the bestselling author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress, Kiss My Tiara, and Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven. She provides commentary for NPR and has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Ms. Magazine. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. She divides her time between Geneva, Switzerland, and her hometown of New York." You can connect with Susan Jane Gilman on her website, as well as on Twitter and on Facebook.

Check out the other titles for the Grand Summer Reads(And enter to win all four titles from Grand Central Publishing!)

Ice Cream Queen? What a great, cool book for a hot summer read! I have three copies to giveaway to three lucky readers!! Open to US and Canada, no PO Boxes please. Ends August 1/15. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

25 comments:

Caryn said...

Looking forward to reading. Thanks for the chance!
caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

traveler said...

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Melissa said...

Such a great book. Entering because I want a copy to be able to share with others. :)

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

The book sounds perfect for me,

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I really like the storyline and would love to read the book.

cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

Hailey Fish said...

I met Susan Jane Gilman last year and she is as lovely as she looks! Very friendly, polite. I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

Kkdnc said...

I would really love to read this book!

Jennifer c said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

fredamans said...

Sounds like a delightful read! Thanks for the chance!
Good luck to all who enter!

susieqlaw said...

I love ice cream!

Vicki said...

How could you not love a book with Ice Cream in the title?

Grandma Cootie said...

Sounds like a good old-fashioned story. Thanks for the giveaway.

Karen B said...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! :)

kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karin said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Uma Kayla G said...

Thank for the giveaway!

holdenj said...

The title does sound like a perfect summery read! Thanks!

Suzy said...

I loved the hardcover copy of the book when it first came out. Too bad they didn't keep it for the paperback.

Rhiannon Johnson said...

I agree with Suzy. The hardback cover was yummy.

Bonnie Franks said...

I really want to read this book and I thank you for the giveaway!

Carol M said...

This sounds like a story I would really enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!

Schlauberger said...

This sounds like a great book, I would love to win this, thank you!

Jen said...

Thanks for a chance. This book has been near the top of my TBR list and I'd love to read it soon! xo

Heather Sebastian said...

I would la la LOVE to win!

Jennifer C said...

Luanne, I received my book today - THANK YOU! It's a beautiful book!