Books by Herman Wouk

THE LAWGIVER by Herman Wouk
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A breezy romp about movies and religion that gives both short shrift."
The nonagenarian novelist takes a curious, epistolary path toward the epic about Moses that has long defeated him. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: April 5, 2010

"Authentic, accessible prose mixed with real insight."
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Wouk (A Hole in Texas, 2004, etc.) tackles calculus, the Talmud and cranky, cantankerous physicists in a poignant examination of science and religion. Read full book review >
A HOLE IN TEXAS by Herman Wouk
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 14, 2004

"Ingenious. Absolutely ingenious: Wouk's first fiction in ten years."
At 88, Wouk (The Will to Live On, 2000) writes with the brightness of a 45-year-old kid hell-bent on fun about subatomic physics. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 2000

The celebrated author's post-Holocaust living will. Read full book review >

THE HOPE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

Schmaltzy, workmanlike epic of Israel's formative years: Wouk's tenth novel. In light of the recent historical accord between the PLO and Israel, this latest from the author of The Caine Mutiny (1951), etc., could hardly be more timely—a replication of Israel's struggle for nationhood, then for identity. Read full book review >

INSIDE, OUTSIDE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1985

Israel David Goodkind, 58 in 1973, Zionist lawyer and quintessential "American Jew," recalls his growing-up years (1920-1941) in loving, leisurely, anecdotal detail—with a few digressions into his present-day feelings about the inside/outside Jewish-American identity. Read full book review >
WAR AND REMEMBRANCE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1978

"Enlivened only occasionally by Wouk's story-telling talents, such nobly intentioned bombast is likely to be—to an even greater degree than The Winds of War-much-bought and little-read."
From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima with Herman Wouk and the Henry family: an even longer book than The Winds of War (1971), with even greater emphasis on "scrupulous accuracy of locale and historical fact" at the expense of emotional involvement. Read full book review >
THE WINDS OF WAR by Herman Wouk
Released: Nov. 15, 1971

"All of it is written in Wouk's solid wearever prose which is not to underestimate the book's happily-or-unhappily ever after ongoing readability for all those faces in the crowd, ours and theirs — those with a lot of stickwhittling time on their hands."
This endlessly effluent, Woukmanlike novel which runs to almost 900 pages deals with a typical American family before World War II and up to Pearl Harbor and it is conveniently mapped from Washington to Berlin to Warsaw (the siege) and London (the blitz) and Moscow and Rome and points elsewhere. Read full book review >
DON'T STOP THE CARNIVAL by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1965

"They clink."
Herman Wouk is beachcombing and this is his first comedy. Read full book review >
YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1962

"But it won't gain the identification stamp that made Marjorie Morningstar every Marjorie's story; nor the concentrated drama inherent in The Caine Mutiny."
Herman Wouk has the rare gift of the natural story teller. Read full book review >
THIS IS MY GOD by Herman Wouk
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 16, 1959

"And throughout the book, the ideals, the aspirations, the fibre of Judaism is contagiously reflected-providing together the answer to the miracle of Jewish survival for 3000 years and the miracle today of Israel."
An orthodox Jew of today examines his faith, explores the history and the sources of his religion and his people. Read full book review >
NATURE'S WAY by Herman Wouk
Released: July 3, 1958

"Designed for reading."
Even Wouk's achievement in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial was not enough to carry Nature's Way to success, on Broadway. Read full book review >
MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1955

"Primarily a woman's book, although it may open the doors to some men's understanding and sympathy."
As different from The Caine Mutiny as that was from Aurora Dawn- this should tap a wholly different vein. Read full book review >
THE CAINE MUTINY by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 1951

"The last part of the book, the Court Martial and its aftermath, seems slightly anticlimactic, but all in all this stands out as perhaps the most important novel of the war in the Pacific."
This has the sombre and dramatic values of Mister Roberts. Read full book review >
CITY BOY by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1948

"Nice going- with no profound social significance or jibes at modern mores."
Divorcing himself from the artificialty and effort of Aurora Dawn (1947) this is a tragi-comedy of youngsters, understandingly, amusingly, entertainingly presented, with enough bite in the interpolations of the adult world against which they carry on incessant warfare, to keep it from a too humorous approach. Read full book review >
AURORA DAWN by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 1947

"No dirt.""
The title page reads "Aurora Dawn or, The True History of Andrew Reale. Read full book review >