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Old 12-22-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone read this book?

On so many recommendations I'm reading "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle." I'm halfway through it and can't put it down. It's one of the best books I've read in a long time.
Is anyone else reading this book? If you've read it, did you like it? I can't believe all the publicity this book is getting. Oprah can't stop talking about it on her website.

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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I JUST started reading this! I plan to read it during my time off work during the holidays. I'm only on the second chapter - very good so far.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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I JUST started reading this! I plan to read it during my time off work during the holidays. I'm only on the second chapter - very good so far.
This book just keeps getting better and better.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
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Tell us more! I am looking for a new book to read during my winter break.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:51 PM   #6
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From Amazon -
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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. 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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Old 12-22-2008, 06:46 PM   #7
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Ohhhh sounds good!
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:04 PM   #8
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It does sound good - does it name any cities in WI?
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