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Author Carner, Talia.

Title The Third daughter [electronic resource] / Talia Carner.

Publication Info. [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.
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Summary 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 a brothel. As the years pass, Batya forms deep bonds with her 'sisters' in the house 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.
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Subject Jews -- Russia -- Fiction.
Pogroms -- Russia -- Fiction.
Prostitution -- Fiction.
Jewish women -- Fiction.
Human trafficking -- Fiction.
Electronic books.
Russia -- History -- 1801-1917 -- Fiction.
Buenos Aires (Argentina) -- History -- Fiction.
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ISBN 9780062896896 (electronic bk.)
006289689X (electronic bk.)
Music No. MWT12459553

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