The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
by David Wroblewski
fiction
From The Jacket:A riveting family saga, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle explores the deep and ancient alliance between humans and dogs, and the power of fate through one boy's epic journey into the wild. 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 companion. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelle's once peaceful home.
The reason I picked this book to read was because such a fuss was made about it on Oprah, I love my dogs and it got rave reviews. For me the story dragged and was a bit tedious.
by-Sandy 2009/04/15, 10:45 AM
 

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