if there was a compendium of Jewish short historical fiction stories that followed a certain family throughout history, would it be well received? the style is intended for young adults, but i supposed it could be altered if needed.
I think it is a great idea! Go for it!!!
The Cohens of Tzefat did well. I second the going for it. Some of the best Judaica I’ve read lately were either historical fiction or based on heavy historical research, e.g. Dual Discovery, Terra Incongnita, Morning Star (yeah, got a little folklorey but the para aduma section was breathtaking). Also, think Etka Gitel Reich/Schwartz.
Truth is, anything well-written would be absolutely welcome!
I thik it’s a great idea IF it is well-written and does not take much literary license. I absolutely hate reading something that is not historically accurate, even if it IS fiction!
Avner Gold did a series like that.
d a, I forgot Avner Gold. And probably some other fine writers as well.
right, avner gold is the best!!
but it’s going to be very different from that. if i had to compare it, it would be closer to cohens of tzfas, but honestly, i’ve never seen something similar to this, that’s why i had the idea.
oh, and oomis, i agree!! i’m working VERY hard on the research here, so don’t worry!
emoticon613, hatzlacha in everything you do!