The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
This New York Time’s Best Seller follows the story of Edgar Sawtelle, a mute teenage boy, who surrounds himself with training the dogs that are bred on his father’s farm. His obsession with information and definitions becomes his way of escaping the harsh reality that comes with not being able to speak. After the death of his father, the story takes a mysterious turn, as he searches for answers about his father’s death within the veil of his unending silence. With a mix of unspoken family drama, unexpected plot twists, and its somber tone, this novel is bound to surprise even the most cynical of readers.
New York Times Best Seller in 2008
Part of Oprah’s book club in Fall of 2008