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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle


A literary debut of stark and striking brilliance - a coming-of-age story, set in the remote wilderness of northern Wisconsin. Born mute and able to ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Overall customer rating: 4.167

Thank you

by 1kathi on Dec 30, 2010

Thank you! This book arrived timely & in good condition. Have a very happy New Year! Kathleen S Vaccaro More


Great Book

by cclark on Jun 7, 2010

Great story, great book in the exact condition as advertised. Shipped in a timely manner and well packaged. More


many themes

by Ponderer on Mar 6, 2010

I felt that this book had many different themes and subplots. As some of the other reviewers stated, I thought that the ending was convoluted and disappointing. I usually finish a book feeling inspired and ready to write a poem based on the literary message that I had inferred from the book. When I ... More


Slow and dull

by LaMambisa on Dec 31, 2009

Someone recommended this because she had read it with her book club and I found myself with a doorstop of a Sominex tablet in the form of hundreds of pages about a fictional breed of dog and some family shenagigans very loosely based on "Hamlet." More than you've ever wanted to know about breeding ... More


Engaging but not uplifting

by CapeCodder on Sep 24, 2009

The story of Edgar Sawtelle has many twists and turns. Our book club had an excellent discussion of it because there is so much to talk about. If you know that it it is loosely based on Hamlet, then you won't be too surprised that the ending is not going to be a happy one. More

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