Book Discussion of Talia Carner's Historical Novel The Third Daughter

Monday, April 26 at 7pm on Zoom

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Join a discussion of Talia Carner's novel, which she discusses at a Jewish Book Council author talk on Thursday, March 11 at 3pm.

Borrow a book from a library or purchase at our partner, Eight Cousins Bookstore, in Falmouth.

“In The Third Daughter, Talia Carner ably illuminates a little-known piece of history: the sex trafficking of young women from Russia to South America in the late 19th century. Thoroughly researched and vividly rendered, this is an important and unforgettable story of exploitation and empowerment that will leave you both shaken and inspired.” 

—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

Falmouth Jewish Congregation invites the public a free, virtual Jewish Book Council author talk with writer and social activist Talia Carner, who will discuss her novel The Third Daughter (HarperCollins, 2019). The program will take place on Zoom on Thursday, March 11 at 3:00 P.M. Register in advance at and you will receive login information. This is one of frequent lively conversations that include interviews with the author and audience Q & A. For these talks we partner with the Worcester JCC and the Vilna Shul in Boston, as well as with local independent Eight Cousins Bookstore, from which you can order books in-person, on their website at

Inspired by Shalom Aleichem’s short story, “The Man From Buenos Aires,” The Third Daughter is a frightening journey into the New World of the late 1800s, told by a trusting young woman lured from Russia and forced into prostitution in Argentina. When succeeding in the nascent art of tango, Batya finds courage in the face of danger and hope in hours of despair—and bravely struggles to free herself from bondage while bringing down the powerful pimps’ union. 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.

The Third Daughter (HarperCollins, 2019), a finalist in the 2019 National Jewish Book Council Award in the Book Club category, is available for purchase through Eight Cousins Bookstore.

Talia Carn­er is an award-win­ning author of five his­tor­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal sus­pense nov­els that shed light on social indig­ni­ties and atroc­i­ties and over 70 short stories, articles and personal essays. Her first published novel, Puppet Child, was listed in’s “Top 10 Favorite First Novels 2002” and won her an Outstanding Author Award ( The novel launched The Protective Parent Reform Act, a law now passed in several states and under consideration in many others, and has become the platform of two State Senatorial candidates. Her second novel, China Doll, an Amazon bestseller, was the platform for her 2007 presentation at the U.N. about infanticide in China—the first in U.N. history. Jerusalem Maiden (HarperCollins, 2011) depicted a woman’s struggle for self-expression against her society’s religious dictates. It won the Forward National Literature Award in the Historical Fiction category. Hotel Moscow (HarperCollins, June 2015,) winner of USA Book News in the Multi-Cultural category, was an eye-opening portrait of post-communist Russia.

For­mer­ly the pub­lish­er of Savvy Woman mag­a­zine and a lec­tur­er at inter­na­tion­al women’s eco­nom­ic forums, Carner is com­mit­ted to glob­al human rights and has spear­head­ed projects focus­ing on female and chil­dren’s plights. Born in Israel, she now lives in New York and Florida.