By Susan Jane Gilman
In 1913, little Malka Treynovsky flees Russia along with her relations. Bedazzled via stories of gold and picture stardom, she methods them into purchasing tickets for the USA. but no do they land at the squalid reduce East facet of long island whilst Malka is crippled and deserted within the street.
Taken in through an Italian ices peddler, she manages to outlive via crafty and inventiveness. As she learns the secrets and techniques of his exchange, she starts off to form her personal future. She falls in love with a beautiful, illiterate radical named Albert, they usually trigger throughout the United States in an ice cream truck. Slowly, she transforms herself into Lillian Dunkle, "The Ice Cream Queen" -- doyenne of an empire of ice cream franchises and a celebrated tv character.
Yet Lillian Dunkle is not anything just like the whimsical motherly character she crafts for herself within the media. Conniving, profane, and irreverent, she is a supremely complicated girl who prefers an outstanding stiff drink to an ice cream cone. And whilst her earlier starts off to meet up with her, every thing she has spent her lifestyles construction can be at stake.