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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Just moments after David Wroblewski sat down on a shaded bench in the oval-shaped dog run at 72nd Street in Riverside Park, a goldendoodle (half golden retriever, half poodle) jumped up and started licking his face. It was exactly what you might expect would happen to the author of “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,” Mr. Wroblewski’s epic novel about a mute boy’s extraordinary communion with his dogs.He pushed the dog down gently but firmly. “I’m no great shakes as a trainer,” Mr. Wroblewski said. “I’m much more interested in what the dogs choose to do. But they must have manners.”

Clearly, dogs are not the only ones in whom Mr. Wroblewski is able to strike a chord. “Edgar Sawtelle,” out less than a month, is climbing up the New York Times best-seller list, with more than 196,000 copies in print.

Reviewers in this newspaper and others have rhapsodized about Mr. Wroblewski’s outsize storytelling power and his lyrical language. (Janet Maslin described his book in The Times as “the most enchanting debut novel of the summer.”)

New York Times


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July 13, 2008 at 7:18 am

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