The Third Daughter

The Third Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2019 | First edition
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The late 1800s find fourteen-year-old Batya in the Russian countryside, fleeing with her family endless pogroms. Desperate, her father leaps at the opportunity to marry Batya to a worldly, wealthy stranger who can guarantee his daughter an easy life and passage to America. Feeling like a princess in a fairytale, Batya leaves her old life behind as she is whisked away to a new world. But soon she discovers that she's entered a waking nightmare. Her new "husband" does indeed bring her to America: Buenos Aires, a vibrant, growing city in which prostitution is not only legal but deeply embedded in the culture. And now Batya is one of thousands of women tricked and sold into the oldest profession in the world. As the years pass, Batya forms deep bonds with her "sisters" in the brothel as well as some men who are both kind and cruel. Through it all, she holds onto one dream: to bring her family to America, where they will be safe from the anti-Semitism that plagues Russia."-- Back cover.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: FICTION CAR PBK
Characteristics: 399, 12 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: 3rd daughter
ISBN: 9780062896889
0062896881

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multcolib_susannel Sep 09, 2019

The wealthy stranger calls it marriage, but when he dumps her starved and alone on a transatlantic steamer, fourteen year old Batya knows it is something much worse.
Based on real events.

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