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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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The alliance between humans and dogs is celebrated as we follow speech-disabled Wisconsin boy Edgar as he bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle, Claude, is responsible for his father's death.

This is David Wroblewski's first novel; he is from Wisconsin and masterfully captures the spirit of the Northwoods and the changing of seasons in the Midwest. Although I sometimes found this book difficult to read because of the weighty sadness, it is a story that will remain with me for a long time. Not to spoil anything here, but the end frustrated me. I really wanted to see Claude held responsible for all the evil he caused; and retribution was delivered, but I was hoping to see it come around in a different way. I feel this character got off pretty easily considering the pain and suffering he caused for the many he claimed to love...Check the catalog for availability.

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