Last summer I bought The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman. Little did I know that when I bought this book I would read it twice in one year. The enchanting story about Maika who is abandoned by her family after she is crippled in an accident. The young immigrant is taken in by the family who caused this from there her she becomes Lillian Dunkle. Using her new name, over coming her accident, and never giving up on her dreams, Malka grows on to become an entrepreneur as an ice cream tycoon. Malka’s story is far from over after she marries she faces events in history, like McCarthyism that transform the way that she looks at life.