I am thrilled to announce that on November 11th, David Wroblewski, author of the New York Times bestselling Oprah Book Club Pick, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, will join us on Book Club Girl on Air! This promises to be a terrific show, about a novel that has gotten so much acclaim.
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 remarkable gift for companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. Edgar seems poised to carry on his family's traditions, but when catastrophe strikes, he finds his once-peaceful home engulfed in turmoil.
Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the Sawtelle farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who accompany him, until the day he is forced to choose between leaving forever or returning home to confront the mysteries he has left unsolved.
Filled with breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a meditation on the limits of language and what lies beyond, a brilliantly inventive retelling of an ancient story, and an epic tale of devotion, betrayal, and courage in the American heartland.
Oprah chose The Story of Edgar Sawtelle for her book club when it was first published in hardcover. The paperback is just out (look for Wroblewski on tour near you) and the first 15 people who comment that they'd like to participate in the show on November 11th at 7 pm ET will receive a free copy of the book to read in preparation for the show! Set your reminder for the show on the 11th, browse inside Edgar Sawtelle, and check out the reading group guide and Wroblewski's website.
And don't forget these upcoming Book Club Girl on Air Shows, you can set a reminder at each link:
Oct. 21st, Brunonia Barry discusses The Lace Reader
Nov. 2nd, Sheramy Bundrick discusses Sunflowers