I’m very pleased to call attention to my friend and colleague Adam Rovner’s new book, In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands Before Israel, which has a strong counterfactual subtext to it. Could there have been other Jewish homelands besides the one eventually established in British-ruled Palestine? Read Rovner to find out!
Relatedly, Rovner currently has a new blog post up on the website of the Jewish Book Council that lists his “Top Five Alternate Histories of Zion.”
Readers will be very interested to learn that besides Michael Chabon’s Yiddish Policemen’s Union, the list features several relatively unknown novels and short stories that deserve attention. Click HERE for the full list.