6 alternate-history novels

Stephen King's "11/22/63" is only the latest book that imagines what might have been if history had gone a little differently.

2. "The Yiddish Policemen's Union," by Michael Chabon

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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."

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