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Susan Jane Gilman


Susan Jane Gilman

Susan Jane Gilman is the bestselling author of HYPOCRITE IN A POUFFY WHITE DRESS, KISS MY TIARA, UNDRESS ME IN THE TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, and the novel, THE ICE CREAM QUEEN OF ORCHARD STREET. She has provided commentary for NPR and written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Ms. Magazine, among others.

Susan Jane Gilman

Books by Susan Jane Gilman

by Susan Jane Gilman - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Forty-five-year-old Donna Koczynski is an ex-punk rocker, a recovering alcoholic, and the mother of two teenagers whose suburban existence detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Las Vegas to the surprise of a lifetime. As her world implodes, she sets off on an epic road trip to reclaim everything she believes she's sacrificed since her wild youth: great friendship, passionate love and her art. But as she careens across the U.S. from Detroit to New York to Memphis to Nashville, nothing turns out as she imagines. Ultimately, she finds herself resurrected on the other side of the globe, on a remote island embroiled in a crisis far bigger than her own.

by Susan Jane Gilman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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.