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I read this book when Oprah suggested it. I loved it so much that I purchased this softcover version for carrying purposes. I do look forward to reading this book again....
The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classic
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 remarkable gift for companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. Edgar seems poised to carry on his family's traditions, but when catastrophe strikes, he finds his once-peaceful home engulfed in turmoil.
Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the Sawtelle farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who accompany him, until the day he is forced to choose between leaving forever or returning home to confront the mysteries he has left unsolved.
Filled with breathtaking scenesthe elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rainThe Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a meditation on the limits of language and what lies beyond, a brilliantly inventive retelling of an ancient story, and an epic tale of devotion, betrayal, and courage in the American heartland.
|Genre||FICTION / Family Life|
|Publisher Date||2009-09-08 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||1.1 lb|
I read this book when Oprah suggested it. I loved it so much that I purchased this softcover version for carrying purposes. I do look forward to reading this book again.Read More
This is a really great read. Especially if you are a dog lover. This story made me cry at times because it was so moving. One of the best books I've ever read!Read More
Edgar Sawtelle to me was a very compelling story with wonderful characters. I loved reading it, many times late into the night, much later than I should have. Being a dog owner definately makes it more meaningful.Read More
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