Talia Carner was the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine. A former adjunct professor at Long Island University School of Management and a marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies, she was also a volunteer counselor and lecturer for the Small Business Administration and a member of United States Information Agency (USIA) missions to Russia. She participated at the 1995 International Women's Conference in Beijing, where she sat on economic panels and helped develop political campaigns for Indian and African women. Ms. Carner's first novel, PUPPET CHILD, was listed in “The Top 10 Favorite First Novels 2002” and launched a nationwide legislation (The Protective Parent Reform Act) that became the platform for two State Senatorial candidates. CHINA DOLL made Amazon’s bestsellers list and served as the platform for Ms. Carner's presentation at the U.N. in 2007 about infanticide in China—the first ever in U.N. history. Her next novel, JERUSALEM MAIDEN, (HarperCollins, 2011,) won the Forward National Literature Award in the “historical fiction” category. HOTEL MOSCOW, was the winner of USA Book News Award in the multicultural category.
THE THIRD DAUGHTER, Carner's latest novel (September 2019, HarperCollins,) described as "Tango and Sex in Buenos Aires in the late 1800s," is a story of a young woman lured from Eastern Europe into prostitution in South America—and her courageous struggle to free herself from this bondage, while bringing down those responsible for it.
Over 60 of Carner’s award-winning short stories, articles and personal essays have appeared in anthologies, literary magazines and leading websites. She has given over 300 keynote speeches and presentations about the social issues behind her novels to civic, educational and religious organizations.
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An American pop singer on a concert tour in China when a baby is thrust into her arms. To save the baby from death, the music icon must face the wrath of the world's two superpowers that try to silence her.
by Talia Carner
When the justice system fails her daughter, one courageous mother takes matters into her own hands. In a wrenching race against time, the safety of one child becomes entangled in the theatrics of family court, bottled-up family dynamics, media frenzy, and the pressure of the political machine
by Talia Carner
An American pop music icon finds herself on a collision course with the world's two superpowers—and her label company that has business interest in China—when resolving to save a Chinese baby from certain death. Haunted by a troubled past, the protagonist is set to win against those determined to silence her.
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