Friday, December 11, 2015

FFB Review: "Shifting Is For The Goyim" by Elizabeth Zelvin

Friday means Friday’s Forgotten Books hosted by Patti Abbott. I first reviewed this back in 2012 and enjoyed it quite a lot. If you have not picked this one up already consider doing so. Also make sure you head over to Patti’s blog for the list of FFB reading suggestions today as December rolls on…..

It is worth noting that many of the reviews give away most, if not all, of the details behind the story.
This review absolutely does not. This review, unlike many others out there at Amazon and elsewhere, is safe to read without ruining this very good novelette.

Far different in style and tone from the Bruce Kohler Series written by author Elizabeth Zelvin is Shifting Is For The Goyim recently released by Untreed Reads. Emerald Love is a singer and a good one. Thanks to Michael, her boyfriend and fellow musician, she has had several number one hits. Immensely popular she is now one of those one name artists such as Cher, Madonna, etc.  She’s come a long way from her home in Pumpkin Falls, New York.

With crowd leaving for their homes she is now on the way to her family home for Passover. She’s missed the last five by way of being on tour, but there is no missing this one. For many reasons she will wish she had in this tale of the paranormal, death, faith, and family relationships.

This is a sometimes dark story of pain and loss for different from the often humorous Bruce Kohler Series. It is also incredibly good and features a complicated character, Emerald Love, who is very worthy of her own novel series. One hopes that such might be in the works based on this very complicated and very short mystery tale.

Shifting Is For The Goyim
Elizabeth Zelvin                                                                                 
Untreed Reads Publishing
July 2012
E-Book Only
Estimated print length 33 pages

Material supplied by the author in exchange for my objective review.

Kevin R. Tipple ©2012, 2015


Elizabeth Zelvin said...

Kevin, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your spreading the word about Amy Greenstein aka Emerald Love, nice Jewish girl, country music artist, and shapeshifter, who's kind of fallen between the cracks, although a second story appeared in the Sisters in Crime Guppies anthology, FISH OR CUT BAIT, and I have another on submission now and half of a fourth in my computer waiting for an ending. What I'd really like is to give Emerald a novel of her own. And in my dreams, there's a TV series: Nashville meets True Blood--only Jewish. ;)

Mathew Paust said...

Not familiar with this series, but I'm intrigued.