The story of edgar sawtelle is the first novel by american author david wroblewski it became a new york times best seller on june 29 2008 and oprah winfrey chose it for her book club on september 19 2008. The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classic born mute speaking only in sign edgar sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern wisconsin. The story of edgar sawtelle is a spellbinding tale of love and loss and the ultimate search of finding oneself the story of edgar sawtelle by david wroblewski is the most recent pick for oprahs book club and it is a thoughtful literary masterpiece worthy of 5 stars. 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 edgars lifelong friend and ally. The story of edgar sawtelle is a wooly unlikely daring book and wildly satisfying mark doty author of dog years in this beautifully written novel david wroblewski creates a remarkable hero who lives in a world populated as much by dogs as by humans governed as much by the past as by the present
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