She owns the only restaurant. He’s the wisest man in The Village. Together, they make an unlikely and lovable pair. From the Audie Award nominated author of the National Jewish Book Award Finalist, Winter Blessings.
“The lethal latkes is not a murder mystery.” – The New York Times
“Village stories that deftly lift a curtain on a world of friendly humor and touching details of Jewish life.” – Kirkus Reviews
"joyful charm… troubled congregants… warm relationships, and the power of women" – Audiofile Magazine
Courtship, weddings and celebrations, stories of Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, and Passover, and of course delicious food. It is time for a new generation of readers to discover the unorthodox wisdom of Rabbi Kibbitz and the savory sense of Mrs. Chaipul.
Izzy Abrahmson is an undiscovered genius of delightful fiction. Readers of all backgrounds will be captivated by his lighthearted take on Jewish village life. In interviews, he sometimes says this is his family's history, and sometimes says he made it all up "from whispers and smiles." The characters are so vivid that you'll instantly love them. Each chapter story is a gem, woven into "a novel of stories."
“A Village Romance will almost certainly make you laugh and might even cause you to shed a tear.” – Jewish Rhode Island
More good press about Izzy Abrahmson's Village Life Series
"Delightful and whimsical.” – Jewish Herald Voice.
Providence Phoenix: “Wired Words/Electric Prose”
“the mix-ups are many and the potential for laughter abundant.” – Jewish Book World
Izzy Abrahmson is the former editor of The Rhode Island Jewish Herald. He has toured the United States and Europe, delighting readers and listeners of all ages with his stories interspersed with his unique klezmer harmonica sounds.His stories of The Village Life have been published in newspapers and magazines around the world. Other books in the series – which can be read in any order – include: Winter Blessings (National Jewish Book Award Finalist), The Village Twins -a novel, and The Village Feasts. A fifth volume, Council of Wise Women is also in production.