The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Click for availability and more information The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski

Anyone looking for a unique and totally-engrossing reading experience should be thrilled with The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. Quite surprisingly, this is Wroblewski's debut novel and it deserves all the rave reviews it gathered after it was published in 2008. Wroblewski set this remarkably engrossing story in his native Wisconsin and his great love and knowledge of that area is so evident in his writing. This is indeed the story of Edgar Sawtelle, who was born mute to a couple who devoted their lives to raising Sawtelle dogs, a fictional breed of dog Wroblewski created and is essential to the story. Edgar's life becomes a roller coaster of emotions and trials as his story is told. Whether he is describing the notoriously cold and snowy Wisconsin winters or the relationships Edgar develops in his life, Wroblewski's writing is terrifically descriptive and pulls the reader into Edgar's life. In particular, the glorious bond between dog and human becomes so real and tangible for the reader. This is highly recommended and would be a great candidate for a book club selection.

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