The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

A Novel

    • 4.1 • 632 Ratings
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Publisher Description

An Oprah's Book Club Pick

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“A mystery, a thriller, a ghost story, and a literary tour de force . . . an authentic epic, long and lush, full of back story and observed detail . . . the author exercises a certain magic that catches and holds our attention, a magic that is undeniably his own.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life on his family’s farm in remote northern Wisconsin, where they raise and train an extraordinary breed of dog. But when tragedy mysteriously strikes, Edgar is forced to flee into the vast neighboring wilderness, accompanied by three yearling dogs. He comes of age in the wild, struggling for survival, until the day Edgar is forced to choose between leaving forever and returning home to learn the truth behind what has happened.

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
584
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

o194#&@ ,

Too bad, so sad!

This book might’ve been one of the best I’ve read in a long while if it wasn’t so sad and eventually so depressing with possibly one of the worst conclusions I have ever read! It will stay with me for sometime, (and perhaps that is what this author is hoping for, ) but not for the right reasons. Well written but not satisfying in the end. To bad! It could’ve been great!

Ear Bud ,

Outstanding!

Edgar Sawtelle will live in your heart forever. Wonderful story. Beautifully written. Everyone should read this book.

brassfield0401 ,

Edgar Sawtelle

Interesting story, quite unique. Good character development and a good plot.

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