Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Six top alternate-history novels

For the Christian Science Monitor, Molly Driscoll named "six novels that explore a slightly alternate version of very familiar events," including:
The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon

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."
Read about another novel on the list.

Also see David Daw's list of five American presidents in alternate history.

--Marshal Zeringue