The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael ChabonRead about another novel on the list.
In 1948 Israel collapsed, and a temporary Jewish district was created in Alaska. As the government prepares to retake the Jewish Sitka District, Meyer Landsman investigates a murder case that may be better left alone. Keep your eyes peeled for startling phrases like "First Lady Marilyn Monroe."
Also see David Daw's list of five American presidents in alternate history.