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Tue, Jan 19


Online via Zoom


Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom, Cong. B'nai Tikvah and the Jewish Book Council

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Time & Location

Jan 19, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST

Online via Zoom

About the Event

Historically based, The Third Daughter shines a spotlight on sex-trafficking-- enslavement that continues today on a global scale. At the turn of the 20th century, fourteen-year-old Batya and her family are trying to keep safe from the ever-escalating pogroms in Russia. Desperate to keep her safe, her father leaps at the opportunity to marry Batya to a wealthy stranger who can guarantee his daughter an easy life and passage to America.

Instead, her new “husband” brings her to Buenos Aires, a 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. Despite her tragic situation, 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. 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.

You may purchase The Third Daughter by Talia Carner at:

Flashlight Books in Walnut Creek


Rakestraw Books in Danville

Admission is free. Registration required. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email, and an hour before the event, a reminder email with the Zoom link. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folders to retrieve it. We suggest adding "" to your contacts or safe senders list.

Sponsors: CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom, Cong. B'nai Tikvah and the Jewish Book Council.

More About The Author:

At the heart of Talia Carner lies an activist, a feminist and a humanitarian who gives a voice to those without one. A proud 7th-generation Sabra, the New-York-based author is a woman unafraid to tackle controversial issues. Her psychological suspense novels bring to the forefront indignities and atrocities long ignored, and include Puppet Child, China Doll, Jerusalem Maiden and Hotel Moscow. Before turning to fiction writing, Talia Carner worked for Redbook magazine and was the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine. An adjunct professor of marketing at Long Island University and a marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies, she is married to Ron Carner, former president of Maccabi USA.


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