In her rave review in today's New York Times, Janet Maslin calls The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski, the "most enchanting debut of the summer." In the novel, Wroblewski tells the story of Edgar Sawtelle, born mute, speaking only in sign, he lives an idyllic life on his family's farm in northern Wisconsin raising dogs. When his uncle Claude returns to the family and his father dies unexpectedly, Claude's intrusion into their lives, and his mother's affections, sets off a chain of events and Edgar finds himself on his own, struggling to come to terms with what has happened as he comes of age. Browse inside the book here, and look for Wroblewksi on tour here. Visit his website for the reading guide and more.