Friday, September 19, 2008

Story of Edgar Sawtelle

It's official. Oprah has picked The Story of Edgar Sawtelle as her new book club selection. Winfrey said in a release, "It's everything you want a book to be… I think this book is right up there with the greatest American novels ever written."

If you’ve been living in a cave for the past six months, then you’ve never heard of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, a first novel about a mute Wisconsin boy’s extraordinary communion with dogs. Written by a 48-year-old software designer, the book has been wildly popular and consistently well-reviewed since it was released in hardcover in June. Edgar Sawtelle is now entering its thirteenth week on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Gone are the days when Oprah picked unkown titles and authors in need of exposure.

WFL currently has 10 circulating copies of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and 3 additional copies in the Friends Rental Collection.

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