Coming on November 13, 2012:
“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.This smart, playful novel, along with Wouk’s remarkably sustained literary exuberance, will garner major media attention and avid reader interest.”
Library Journal starred review:
"Sixty-four years after the publication of his first novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and American treasure Herman Wouk (The Caine Mutiny) tackles, at age 97, what he calls an “impossible novel”: the story of Moses. He succeeds in an artfully oblique, amazing, and modern way. He inserts himself as himself – the writer from whom Hollywood producers must obtain script/screenwriter approval, a precondition imposed by the wealthy backer for a blockbuster Moses movie. Employing an epistolary format with a cool 21st-century spin, Wouk moves the stories of film creation and personal relationships forward through the many voices of his characters delivered by emails, faxes, FedExes, text messages, interoffice memos, trade articles, tape and Skype transcripts, and actual letters. The characters pop off the page fully animated and imagined. Chief among them are his brilliant, dearly loved wife, Betty Wouk; Margo Solovei, a young ambitious filmmaker who defied her Orthodox Jewish father to follow her dreams; and Margo’s disarming early love, Joshua Lewin, who has grown into a thoughtful, successful lawyer who still loves her. VERDICT Anyone who has wrestled with sacred religious tradition of any kind, and everyone who loves a good story, should get this smart, engaging jewel of a novel as soon as possible. May Wouk have other tales in him and live to be 120!"