The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Hardcover, Harpercollins, 2008, ISBN13 9780061768064, ISBN10 0061768065
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Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin.

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Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin.

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm--and into Edgar's mother's affections.

Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires--spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward.

David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes--the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain--create a riveting family saga, a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.

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Number of Pages: 566
Original Languages: English
Author: Wroblewski, David
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: October, 2008
ISBN-13: 9780061768064
Digital Video Formats: Hardcover
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.25 x 1.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0061768065
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Customer Reviews | 6 reviews | 3.8 out of 5

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Wonderful Book
10/6/2008

Customer review by countrygirl7

5.0 stars 10/6/2008 by countrygirl7
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My entire life I have been around dogs, but somewhere along the line I just forgot how important they are to me. After reading this book I have a renewed love, respect, and vision of not only my dogs, but all dogs in general. If you love dogs, and cherish them in your life, you need to read this book. It is WONDERFUL.

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countrygirl7
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difficult
10/24/2008

Customer review by lovebugs1

3.0 stars 10/24/2008 by lovebugs1
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I am trying very hard to read this novel. But to me, I just can't seem to understand everything that is going on. Maybe my concentration is a little off because of being 8 months preg-O, but right now, I am not finding it as good as Oprah said. I am hoping it gets better.

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lovebugs1
Glenolden, Pa
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Could have been told in 250 pages!
10/1/2008

Customer review by spinone

1.0 stars 10/1/2008 by spinone
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This is a book that is way too long, to be saying way too little. I picked this book up because it was on the New York Times Best Sellers List??????? Did they read it first? I got half way through this book, and finally put it down.

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Arcadia, FL
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Story of Edgar Sawtelle
10/26/2008

Customer review by ClaireinWilliamsAZ

4.0 stars 10/26/2008 by ClaireinWilliamsAZ
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This book is okay, it's not the best book I've read. It moves slowly and you do get to know the characters. Would I read it again? No.

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Customer Reviews | 6 reviews | 3.8 out of 5

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