The Yiddish Policemen's Union
May 23, 2008 — Pulitzer Prize winner's 2007 novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union imagines that the fledgling Israel collapsed in 1948 — and part of Alaska was set aside as a temporary refuge for Jews. The inspiration: A real proposal to do just that.
May 27, 2007 — Eve Tallman, director of the prize-winning Grand County Public Library in Moab, Utah, kicks off our annual summer reading series with a handful of books she's set aside for the season.
May 3, 2007 — The Pulitzer-winner's newest is a "murder-mystery speculative-history Jewish-identity noir chess thriller," in the words of Publishers Weekly. It's a private-eye story set in a fictional community of Jewish exiles — "the frozen chosen" — displaced to a temporary settlement in Alaska by World War II.