The Lawgiver

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Author(s): Herman Wouk
Original Publish Date: Nov 13, 2012
Product Number: EB00561489
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781451699401
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Description

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. At the center of The Lawgiver is Margo Solovei, a brilliant young writer-director who has rejected her rabbinical father's strict Jewish upbringing to pursue a career in the arts. When an Australian multibillionaire promises to finance a movie about Moses if the script meets certain standards, Margo does everything she can to land the job, including a reunion with her estranged first love, an influential lawyer with whom she still has unfinished business. Two other key characters in the novel are Herman Wouk himself and his wife of more than sixty years, Betty Sarah, who, almost against their will, find themselves entangled in the Moses movie when the Australian billionaire insists on Wouk's stamp of approval. As Wouk and his characters contend with Moses and marriage, and the force of tradition, rebellion, and reunion, The Lawgiver reflects the wisdom of a lifetime. Inspired by the great nineteenth-century novelists, one of America's most beloved twentieth-century authors has now written a remarkable twenty-first-century work of fiction.

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CD
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Author(s): Herman Wouk
Product Number C02138
Released: Oct 25, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470324384
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Author(s): Herman Wouk
Product Number Z05917
Released: Nov 13, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470329686
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Author(s): Herman Wouk
Product Number MP0645
Released: Nov 30, 2012
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ISBN: #9781470324391

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