The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk
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The Lawgiver Summary
For more than fifty years, legendary author Herman Wouk has dreamed of writing a novel about the life of Moses. Finally, at age ninety-seven, he has found an ingeniously witty way to tell the tale in The Lawgiver, a romantic and suspenseful epistolary novel about a group of people trying to make a movie about Moses in the present day. The story emerges from letters, memos, e-mails, journals, news articles, recorded talk, Skype transcripts, and text messages.
The Lawgiver Reviews
"Starred Review. Wouk has been trying to come up with a way to write a novel about Moses ever since he wrote The Caine Mutiny, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952. At age 97, the venerated author of panoramic best-sellers finally takes on the challenge of portraying the biblical lawgiver.Brisk, funny, and incisive, Wouk's romantic comedy of art versus love slyly updates the story of the beloved star of his indelible novel Marjorie Morningstar (1955), while nimbly (at last!) retelling the story of Moses." - Booklist
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Herman Wouk Author Biography
Herman Wouk is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of over twenty works, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. He earned his living as a scriptwriter for Fred Allen before serving in World War II. His career as a novelist spans nearly six decades. He lives in Palm Springs, California.
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