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.
David Wroblewski Extras: Includes Discussion Questions, Further Reading recommendations, and Reviews
Oprah’s Book Club Collection: Includes an Excerpt, Discussion Questions, Videos, and a printable Bookmark.
The New York Times – “Books of the Times: Talking to Dogs, Without a Word” by Janet Maslin
The New York Times – “The Dog Whisperer” by Mike Peed
O Magazine – “A Classic in the Making” by Vince Passaro
On the Web:
Authors on Tour podcast – David Wroblewski reads from and discusses the book
Meredith Viera Interviews David Wroblewski on The Today Show
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