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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library CAR (Text) 33500013119946 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library CAR (Text) 33500013119953 New Checked out 02/22/2020

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  • ISBN: 9780062896889
  • ISBN: 0062896881
  • Physical Description: 320 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019

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Includes bibliographical references and reading group guide.
Summary, etc.:
From the author of Jerusalem Maiden comes a remarkable story, inspired by little-known true events, about the thousands of young Jewish women who were trafficked into prostitution at the turn of the 20th century, and whose subjugation helped build Buenos Aires. The turn of the 20th century finds 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. Just as Batya is becoming a known tango dancer, she gets an unexpected but dangerous opportunity-to help bring down the criminal network that has enslaved so many young women and has been instrumental in developing Buenos Aires into a major metropolis. A powerful story of finding courage in the face of danger, and hope in the face of despair, The Third Daughter brings to life a dark period of Jewish history and gives a voice to victims whose truth deserves to finally be told.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1
    Carner's latest (after Hotel Moscow, 2015) is a well-researched historical tale that brings to light the horrors of legal prostitution in Buenos Aires at the end of the 1800s. Fourteen year-old Batya and her family struggle with rising anti-Semitism and pogroms in Russia. They find hope amidst their day-to-day struggles to survive when a wealthy man promises to marry Batya and take her to America. Her father believes Reb Moskowitz will marry her and provide her a better life, but Batya is quickly subjected to defilement and imprisonment, then transported overseas. While working as a prostitute, Batya assumes a new identity and finds a way to share her burden by building relationship with her "sisters," the other girls who find themselves trapped in the clutches of the Zwi Migdal, a powerful Jewish coalition of sex traffickers who operated for over 70 years in Argentina. The depictions of violence and cruelty are sometimes hard to read, and though they paint a vivid picture and lend credit to the story, they might turn off sensitive readers. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Jews > Russia > Fiction.
Pogroms > Russia > Fiction.
Prostitution > Fiction.
Jewish women > Fiction.
Human trafficking > Fiction.
Russia > History > 1801-1917 > Fiction.
Buenos Aires (Argentina) > History > Fiction.
Human trafficking.
Jewish women.
Argentina > Buenos Aires.
Russia (Federation)
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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