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    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 scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—The 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.


    ISBN 9780061374234
    Genre FICTION / Family Life
    Format Paperback
    Pages 562
    Publisher Date 2009-09-08 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ecco Pr
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Wroblewski, David

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    • Excellent Book

      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.

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    • Loved This Book!

      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!

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    • Very enjoyable

      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.

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