Why Oprah Loves Edgar Sawtelle
Oprah with The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Oprah loves to spend the summer catching up on her reading, and this year one novel stood out from all the rest. "From the moment I picked up this book, I had a sneaking suspicion that I'd just found our next book club selection," she says. Once Oprah finished reading, she knew for sure. "I'm jumping on the bandwagon because this book has been on the New York Times best-seller list for 13 weeks, but when you read it, you'll understand why I had to choose it," Oprah says. "It's so engaging, so gripping, so epic, that I wanted absolutely everybody to share the joy of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle."

Part mystery, part family saga and part love story, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is an unforgettable novel about the bond between a boy and his dogs. Oprah says this book, written by first-time novelist David Wroblewski, is already a classic. "I think that this is right up there with the greatest American novels ever written," Oprah says. "Up there with Steinbeck and even Harper Lee."