the-story-of-edgar-sawtelle1Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life on his family’s farm in remote northern Wisconsin where they raise and train an extraordinary breed of dog. But when tragedy strikes, Edgar is forced to flee into the vast neighboring wilderness, accompanied by only three yearling pups. Struggling for survival, Edgar comes of age in the wild, and must face the choice of leaving forever or revealing the terrible truth behind what has happened. A riveting family saga as well as a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is destined to become a modern classic.


This is a popular book.  Between you and me, I couldn’t really get into it.  It was a slow mover and the characters seemed flat.  I think I’m the only one who wasn’t intrigued with this story.

Let me know if you liked it.  I wonder what I missed!