First there was God's finger on Mount Sinai's tablets. Then came the eye-straining, wrist-numbing labor of words on sheep skin. Now narratives find themselves on paper with laser jet precision. The people of the book have egos. and with that begot authors. What the Torah and Talmud couldn't explain, Jewish writers were all too willing to reimagine. The literature of the Jewish people has flirted with fictional worlds - and no where has this been more true than in America.