Friday, December 3, 2010

Faith and Fiction Saturday: Hanukkah Books

Welcome to Faith and Fiction Saturday, where we discuss the intersection of faith and fiction. Feel free to join in comments or write a post on your own blog.

Faith and Fiction Saturday is normally about the Christian faith, but it doesn't always have to be.

I was thinking this year about books set during Hanukkah. Christmas books are very popular--as Christmas provides an excellent backdrop for times of transformation. It's a holiday that emphasizes community, giving, and reflection. But what about Hanukkah?

First of all, I know Hanukkah isn't a major holiday, but it certainly is a beautiful holiday from my perspective. And I was curious if there were any books set during this time period for adults. I know there are several picture books.

I think it would be interesting to have more books that are either set during this time period or include significant scenes. It's quite possible they already exist and I just don't know about it. Educate me! Tell me books...any books, romance, general fiction, middle grade and up. I await my education.

(also, see Jessica's great guest post at The Book Smugglers this week about Hanukkah and reading)


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