Quotes by Talia Carner

"Don’t judge a home by its appearance, but by the warmth of its welcome."

"If life is a party, you should be the one throwing it!"

"yourself into a sheep, and you’ll meet a wolf nearby."

"She opened her Bible to the poetry of the Song of Solomon, forbidden to her virgin mind.
The verses alternated between the bride's and the groom's lines, packed with words of desire of both spirit and body. And then there were the Daughters of Jerusalem, the maidens surrounding the bride, who tempted her to indulge in love before marriage, until she pleaded with them to wait. I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem... that you stir not up nor awaken love until it pleases.
What did that mean?
Set me as a seal on your heart, a seal on your arm. For love is strong as death, passion fierce as Sheol. What exactly were love and passion to be this ardent? Ruthi had no passion for Yossel and his painful yi'chud, so unlike these fervent verses.
A cool breeze stroked the needle-fingered leaves of the cypress outside the yard, and Esther's skin prickled with whatever it was that wasn't supposed to be stirred in her yet. May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth- for your love is better than wine. Your anointing oils are fragrant, your name is sweet-smelling oil. So the maidens love you."

"All this time she hadn't known that "blue" was actually seven distinct shades, each with its own names- azure, Prussian, cobalt, cerulean, sapphire, indigo, lapis. She pressed the waxy pencils on the paper, amazed by the emerging hues: the ornaments curving on the Armenian vase were lapis; the purplish contours of the Jerusalem mountains were shrouded by indigo evening clouds."


Books by Talia Carner

  • Jerusalem Maiden
  • 2,402 ratings
  • May 31st 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks

    (first published May 12th 2011)

  • Hotel Moscow
  • 641 ratings
  • June 2nd 2015 by William Morrow Paperbacks
  • China Doll
  • 92 ratings
  • August 30th 2006 by Mecox Hudson

    (first published August 1st 2006)

  • Puppet Child
  • 70 ratings
  • July 15th 2002 by Pagefree Publishing

    (first published July 2002)

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Talia Carner
  • Talia Carner

  • Born: Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • Description: Formerly the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine and a lecturer at international women economic forums, novelist Talia Carner’s heart-wrenching suspense novels, PUPPET CHILD, CHINA DOLL and JERUSALEM MAIDEN and HOTEL MOSCOW have garnered rave reviews and awards. As each touches a social issue never explored before, they are often the choice of reading groups in the USA and abroad.

    THE THIRD DAUGHTER, a novel about tango and sex in Buenos Aires in the late 1800s, was published by HarperCollins in September 2019.

    The story 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 Buenos Aires. As she finds courage in the face of danger and hope in hours of despair, THE THIRD DAUGHTER struggles to free herself from bondage while bringing down the powerful pimps’ union. The novel is shocking evocation of time and place that removes the veil of secrecy off a shameful chapter in Jewish history.

    Carner’s addictions include chocolate, ballet, hats—and social justice.

    The author keynotes dozens of events on her 2019-2020 book tour. Please check www.TaliaCarner.com.