They say truth is stranger than fiction, and maybe that’s why the genre of historical fiction has always been captivating. It’s time travel mixed with fantasy, allowing the reader to experience a time period or major event in a personal way.
Two books published this fall use the art of historical fiction to explore two major events of the 20th century. The Intermountain Jewish News reviews The Ambassador by Yehuda Avner and The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor, the first a counterfactual, asking what if the State of Israel had been established prior to the Holocaust? And the second examining the Rosenberg case from a fictional character’s perspective.