May 14, 2018

#TheRightThingToDoAtTheTime #NetGalley by Dov Zeller

Title: The Right Thing to do at the Time
Author: Dov Zeller
Publisher: Tiny Golem Press
Published: March 15, 2018


If Jane Austen and Sholem Aleichem (Fiddler on the Roof) schemed in an elevator, this just might be their pitch. Ari is Elizabeth and Itche is Jane—and this Jewish, queer, New York City retelling of Pride and Prejudice is for everyone.

 Ari Wexler, a trans guy in his late 20s, is barely scraping by. His family life is a mess, he feels like a failure when it comes to love, and his job at a music library is on the rocks. His relationship with Itche Mattes, his doting best friend, helps him get through the days. Then a famous actress comes to town and sweeps Itche off his feet, leaving her dreadful sidekick to step on Ari’s toes.

 As Ari’s despair grows, a fascinating music project falls into his lap, and he’s faced with a choice: to remain within his comfort zone, however small and stifling, or to take a risk that could bring meaning and joy to his life.

 A romantic comedy full of angsty wrestling matches between idealism and cynicism, work and art, and friendship and romance. It will keep you guessing until the very end.


It's good. You need to be comfortable with Jewish and Jewish-ness. It's very Jewish. There's no side-stepping it and it's good to see. AND I LOVE IT. Why? Usually when I'm reading about anyone in the lgbt community they're usually not religious or against religion.

 I've never read Pride and Prejudice so I can't say whether it hits the nail in the comparison between it and this story. But it's on its own a good story and enjoyable.

I enjoyed my time with this story. It took me SO LONG to write this because EVERY TIME I would go to write/add this to this blog.. blogger would have issues OR NETGALLEY WOULD.

Tomorrow I'm going to add my favorite quotes or when I have the time to do so. The book is on my tablet which is completely dead. Since it's through Netgalley they don't load onto my desktop kindle/web browser where I usually read from. So.

This was downloaded through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Recommend? Yes. If you've read this lemme know what you thought about it!

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