Susan Jane Gilman
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Susan Jane Gilman

Susan Jane Gilman, a native New York writer known for combining sharp wit with lyrical pathos, is the bestselling author of three nonfiction books: "Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven," "Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress" and "Kiss My Tiara." Her first novel, "The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street" debuts on June 10, 2014. Its story -- of a crippled young immigrant's struggle to become a titan in the American ice cream industry over the course of the 20th century -- required extensive research into both history and ice cream. This included a stint working at a Carvel ice Cream store on Long Island. ("How I suffered for my art," Gilman says wryly).

She has written for the New York Times, the L.A. Times, Real Simple, and Ms. magazine among others, been a contributor to NPR's "All Things Considered," and won literary awards for her journalism and short fiction.

Although she currently resides primarily in Switzerland with her husband, the Amazing Bob, her heart and her feet are never far from her homeland.

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Best Sellers

    • The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

    • A Novel
    • By: Susan Jane Gilman
    • Narrated by: Susan Jane Gilman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 291

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous Story, Questionable Narrator

    • By Linda on 12-02-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

    • By: Susan Jane Gilman
    • Narrated by: Susan Jane Gilman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    Best-selling author Susan Jane Gilman's new memoir is a hilarious and harrowing journey, a modern heart of darkness filled with Communist operatives, backpackers, and pancakes....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More like hysteria in china

    • By Alexis on 03-02-15

    Regular price: $21.66

    • Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress

    • By: Susan Jane Gilman
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Based on the belief that there's more to women's lives than just getting a date, Gilman's stories tell of struggling to get a life and a clue....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just say no

    • By Iheartbooks on 01-21-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Die Königin der Orchard Street

    • By: Susan Jane Gilman
    • Narrated by: Tanja Fornaro
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New York, 1913. Die kleine Malka lebt mitten im Trubel der dicht gedrängten Straßen und übervölkerten Mietskasernen im Einwandererviertel...

    Regular price: $24.64

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