Posted by Nat Bernstein
Don’t you kinda wish all books about the Rosenbergs looked like this?
I’ll be honest, Historical Fiction does not always appeal to me — but now I’m thinking that might have something to do with the template book covers of that genre. The design for The Hours Count, however, is lovely: simultaneously stark and subdued, and utterly compelling. Jillian Cantor’s latest novel is told from the fictionalized perspective of Julius and Ethel’s neighbor — the young mother with whom Ethel left her two sons the day she was arrested on charges of treason in 1950. Reviewers are loving the book, which comes out today from Riverhead Books!
Nat Bernstein is the former Manager of Digital Content & Media, JBC Network Coordinator, and Contributing Editor at the Jewish Book Council and a graduate of Hampshire College.