Why Oprah Loves 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."
If you're about to pick up a copy of the novel, Oprah has one important piece of advice. "Do not read the inside cover, because that will give you too much information," she says. "I read the inside cover, and I knew too much to start. It's part mystery, and if you want it to remain a mystery, do not read the inside cover. Just start with the first chapter."
David's Skyping in to the Oprah Show studio from his home office in Colorado and says he worked on this novel for an entire decade. "My earliest memories have to do with dogs," David says. "So I've been working actively on the novel for about 10 years, but the thoughts that I've had about telling the story of people's relationship with dogs go back almost as long as I can remember."
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