Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Ten 2016 books by women that deserve more attention

At Literary Hub, Bethanne Patrick tagged ten overlooked books by women in 2016, including:
Judenstaat, Simone Zelitch

But wait! There’s more alternate history! And it’s really good. “On April 4th, 1948 the sovereign state of Judenstaat was created in the territory of Saxony, bordering Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.” A Jewish homeland... in Soviet-controlled Eastern Europe? But wait! There’s more—during the 1980s a historian of Judenstaat discovers that her personal history may affect her professional life, and both might cause an untenable rift in the safety of her fellow citizens. Mind-blowing, necessary.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Judenstaat.

My Book, The Movie: Judenstaat.

--Marshal Zeringue