The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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 ...

Author: David Wroblewski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061792595

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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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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The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle

The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle

When He Returns, Nothing Is As He Expects, And Edgar Must Choose Between Revenge Or Preserving His Family Legacy& 'I Flat-Out Loved The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle& I'M Pretty Sure This Book Is Going To Be A Bestseller& Wonderful, Mysterious, ...

Author: David Wroblewski

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ISBN: 0007303963

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A Contemporary Retelling Of Hamlet Of Stark And Striking Brilliance. On A Farm In Remote Northern Wisconsin, The Mute And Brilliant Edgar Sawtelle Leads An Idyllic Life With His Parents. For Generations, The Sawtelles Have Raised And Trained A Breed Of Dog Whose Thoughtful Companionship Is Epitomized By Almondine, Edgar'S Lifelong Companion. But When His Beloved Father Mysteriously Dies, Edgar Blames Himself, If Only Because His Muteness Left Him Unable To Summon Help. Grief-Stricken And Bewildered By His Mother'S Desperate Affair With Her Dead Husband'S Brother, Edgar'S World Unravels One Spring Night When, In The Falling Rain, He Sees His Father'S Ghost. After A Botched Attempt To Prove That His Uncle Orchestrated Gar'S Death, Edgar Flees Into The Chequamegon Wilderness Leading Three Yearling Dogs. Yet His Need To Face His Father'S Murderer, And His Devotion To The Sawtelle Dogs, Turn Edgar Ever Homeward. When He Returns, Nothing Is As He Expects, And Edgar Must Choose Between Revenge Or Preserving His Family Legacy& 'I Flat-Out Loved The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle& I'M Pretty Sure This Book Is Going To Be A Bestseller& Wonderful, Mysterious, Long And Satisfying& I Don'T Re-Read Many Books, Because Life Is Too Short. I Will Be Re-Reading This One.' Stephen King
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Book Club Kit

Book Club Kit

A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for ...

Author: David Wroblewski

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ISBN: OCLC:697669362

Category: Book clubs (Discussion groups)

Page: 566

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A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death.
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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle LP

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle LP

A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for ...

Author: David Wroblewski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061691621

Category: Fiction

Page: 904

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A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death.
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Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

(born 1959) US novelist The Story of Edgar Sawtelle was published in 2008 but its author, David Wroblewski, had been working on it for more than a decade. The work shows in the masterly way he unfolds the narrative of his first novel ...

Author: Nick Rennison

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408103548

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without. "The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing." Robert McCrum, The Observer
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A Reader s Book of Days True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

A Reader s Book of Days  True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

David Wroblewski built The Story of Edgar Sawtelle from the bones of Shakespeare's tragedy, but he added another lineage: “the Sawtelles” refers both to Edgar's family and to the breed of dogs they have raised, ...

Author: Tom Nissley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393241495

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.
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A Literary Cavalcade VI

A Literary Cavalcade VI

One really wonders if the book could not be half its length. It is the situation that governs, ... (November, 1985) DAVID WROBLEWSKI The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (2008) This is quite a work. And unique. A serious novel. A strong story.

Author: Robert A. Parker

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304321121

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A History of American Literature

A History of American Literature

David Wroblewski's The Story of Edgar Sawtelle opens with a Prologue which is set in Pusan, South Korea, in 1952. The United States military man who finds his way to the Vietnamese herbalist's shop ...

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405192323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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The History of American Literature from 1950 to the Present offers a comprehensive analysis of the wide range of literary works that extends into the 21st century Covers drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, science fiction, and detective novels Features discussion of American works within the context of such 21st-century issues as globalization, medicine, gender, education, and other topics
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A Baby Boomer s Guide to Their Second Sixties

A Baby Boomer s Guide to Their Second Sixties

The geographic area of the chute was the same Chequamegon Forest where Edgar Sawtelle (The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel, Harper Collins, 2008) and his band of dogs were hiding out from the law, same time frame, different season.

Author: Ryan C. Amacher

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865348554

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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While this book was written for male Baby Boomers and their significant others, it also includes Boomer history and what lies ahead as they experience the decade of their own 60s. Turning 60 is not for the faint hearted.
Categories: Social Science