Jewish Historical Fiction

A Listmania! list by Julie Merilatt "julzddm" (Chicago, IL)
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The list author says: "I have been binging on Jewish history recently, and I find these titles essential pieces of historical fiction focusing on Jewish heritage."
Exodus
1.  Exodus by Leon Uris
The list author says:
  "This tragic and beautiful epic has changed my life and my appreciation for the Jewish people.  It is a fictional documentation of the establishment of Israel, but there is so much more to its history and Uris delivers it flawlessly."
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Day After Night: A Novel
2.  Day After Night: A Novel by Anita Diamant
The list author says:
  "This story is about detainees held in a British internment camp after being caught while trying to enter Israel after WWII.  Told from the perspectives of four women."
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The Source: A Novel
3.  The Source: A Novel by James A. Michener
The list author says:
  "A sweeping epic uncovering the history of Israel through the archaeological excevation of an ancient town. In true Michener fashion, it goes as far back as the dawn of man and religion through centuries of conflict to the present day."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (641 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

People of the Book
4.  People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
The list author says:
  "The Sarajevo Haggadah is a rare and ancient Jewish illuminated manuscript that has miraculously survived the ages and traveled throughout Europe during centuries of rampant anti-Semitism.  Brooks turns a few minute factual details into a rich, carefully woven plot outlining her own history of the book."
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The Books of Rachel
5.  The Books of Rachel by Joel Gross
The list author says:
  "The Books of Rachel is a saga spanning 500 years of Jewish heritage throughout Europe, tracing the lives of members of a wealthy Jewish family that has been in the diamond industry for centuries. The Books of Rachel portray a great sense of what it was like to be Jewish (and a woman) throughout different periods of history and different parts of Europe."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)

Mila 18
6.  Mila 18 by Leon Uris
The list author says:
  "This novel follows the Jews of Warsaw as they fight for survival during WWII.  Uris's epic style gives voice to the Jews of the Ghetto as they attempt to combat the Germans."
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The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival
7.  The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival by Louise Murphy
The list author says:
  "A brilliant depiction of a Jewish family's struggles in WWII Poland."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Invisible Bridge
8.  The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
The list author says:
  "This is an incredible WWII epic that narrates the life of a Hungarian Jew whose survival in an Axis country is remarkable."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (686 customer reviews)

Drawing in the Dust
9.  Drawing in the Dust by Zoe Klein
The list author says:
  "While not technically historical fiction, it is a great story about the archaeological discovery of the prophet Jeremiah's tomb in Israel."
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The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz
10.  The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz by Michelle Cameron
The list author says:
  "The story of Meir ben Barucha, a Jewish scholar in the 13th century."
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