The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (Paperback)

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Perhaps the best literary voice this year is that of Edgar Sawtelle, a mute boy that lives with his parents in the north woods of Wisconsin, helping them to breed, raise and train a special breed of dogs. Edgar's world changes with the arrival of a prodigal uncle and a mysterious stray dog. Both trigger family secrets and the worst kind of sibling rivalry. Don’t be put off by the page count, Edgar’s journey is definitely worth taking.

— Sydne, Atlanta

Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List


“This beautifully written family saga is set on a farm in Wisconsin, where Edgar -- born mute -- and his family raise prize dogs. This idyllic setting is upended when Edgar's Uncle Claude returns home and their world begins to fall apart. This is a coming-of-age story, a mystery, an epic novel, and, most of all, a story about the mystical relationship humans have with animals. You won't find a better read.”
— Karen Schwettman, Fox Tale Books, New Durham, NH

July 2008 Indie Next List


“This story of a modern-day Hamlet, set in the northern woods of Wisconsin, reaches depths of emotion rare in any novel, much less a debut. Driven by powerful characters, particularly the mute Edgar and the amazing dog Almondine, this story of a family's destruction will resonate with readers long after completion.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI

Indie Next List Highlights 2008


“This beautifully written family saga is set on a farm in Wisconsin, where Edgar - born mute - and his family raise prize dogs. This idyllic setting is upended when Edgar's Uncle Claude returns home and their world begins to fall apart. This is a coming-of-age story,a mystery, an epic novel, and, most of all, a story about the mystical relationship humans have with animals. You won't find a better read.”
— Karen Schwettman, Fox Tale Books, New Durham, NH

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Traditional Chinese edition of THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE: A Novel. It is a passionate, absorbing and riveting debut novel by David Wroblewski. In this captivating story, the author illustrates a boy hero Edgar who is born mute and has a preternatural ability to communicate with the dogs and his family's odyssey. In Traditional Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789571352220
Publisher: Shi Bao Chu Ban/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: June 2010
Pages: 576