The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

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Jan 22, 2010

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David WroblewskiThis is a long fiction - 566 pages - which I don't usually do, but decided to take it on vacation. It was an Oprah selection and the bookjacket blurbs caught my interest. A dog story - the protagonist, Edgar, grows up on a dog breeding and training farm, so lots of info about that. Edgar also is born unable to speak, however, he can hear. He uses sign language and writing to communicate. There is conflict between his father and uncle. I liked the info about the dogs and the plot moved right along - a few slow places, but very intense as the end approaches. I did not like the ending. Too many humans died, however, the dogs did carry on.

Written by Sandra S.