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Autumnseer, September 13, 2011 (view all comments by Autumnseer)
Good books draw you in and beckon when you are gone. The moment you set eyes upon the page you have stepped into that world and are surrounded in every way to that place, those people, and in this case those Sawtelle dogs. Mind you, this was not an easy book for me to read. The second half was difficult, and the ending isn't tidy as I almost hoped for, but the writing, the characters, this story makes you endure it in a satisfying way. A fine debut and the kind of book that when I look back upon the title, or see the cover (which aptly portrays it) I will immediately be next to Edgar, his dogs, that farm, that place, in that story.
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Anna R, April 30, 2010 (view all comments by Anna R)
This book was the best book I've read in years. This is David Wroblewski's first book and the detail, depth of characterization of the people he creates, along with the emotional ups and downs of the story line, which never goes where you think it's going, leaves you breathless. Being a part of the story, as though it were my own story is a talent that can't go unnoticed and I look forward to a second book from Mr. Wroblewski.
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Anna R, April 30, 2010 (view all comments by Anna R)
This book was the best book I've read in years. This is David Wroblewski's first book and the detail, depth of characterization of the people he creates, along with the emotional ups and downs of the story line, which never goes where you think it's going, leaves you breathless. Being a part of the story, as though it were my own story is a talent that can't go unnoticed and I look forward to a second book from Mr. Wroblewski.
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Amanda Grier, January 24, 2010 (view all comments by Amanda Grier)
This is my favorite novel of the last 10 years due to its rich story telling and heartfelt writing of the characters. It is a tender story about many different types of love and the vastness of its depths. Heartwarming!
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Katz, January 20, 2010 (view all comments by Katz)
Even though I am not deaf, I was transported back to a childhood filled with frustration at not being acknowledged. It was amazing how those feelings came rushing back to evoke that feeling of helplessness. I too, turned to a relationship with the animal world which has remained a permanent bond. Any book that can draw you in and make you feel like you are there is a good book in my estimation.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061374234
Author:
Wroblewski, David
Publisher:
Ecco Press
Author:
Helprin, Mark
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
September 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
A
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.58 in 2.16 lb

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Product details 608 pages Ecco - English 9780061374234 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The perfect book to curl up with on a blustery afternoon, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a not-so-simple tale of a Wisconsin boy and his dogs. An eloquent exploration of both inner and outer landscapes, this novel will wind about your psyche and will haunt you long after the last page.

"Review" by , "I doubt we'll see a finer literary debut this year than The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. David Wroblewski's got storytelling talent to burn and a big, generous heart to go with it."
"Review" by , "I flat-out loved The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.... Wonderful, mysterious, long and satisfying.... I don't re-read many books, because life is too short. I will be re-reading this one."
"Review" by , "A stately, wonderfully written debut novel... [Wroblewski] takes an intense interest in his characters; takes pains to invest emotion and rough understanding in them; and sets them in motion with graceful language... a boon for dog lovers, and for fans of storytelling that eschews flash. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "An excruciatingly captivating read... Ultimately liberating, though tragic and heart-wrenching, this book is unforgettable."
"Review" by , "Edgar Sawtelle is a boy without a voice, but his world, populated by the dogs his family breeds, is anything but silent. This is a remarkable story about the language of friendship — a language that transcends words."
"Review" by , "A good old-fashioned coming-of-age yarn. Grade: A"
"Synopsis" by , This riveting saga of an American family captures the deep and ancient alliance between humans and dogs, and the power of fate through one boy's epic journey into the wild.
"Synopsis" by , An epic love story set in post-war New York, by the bestselling author of Winter's Tale.
"Synopsis" by ,
Can love and honor conquer all?

Mark Helprins enchanting and sweeping novel springs from this deceptively simple question, and from the sight of a beautiful young woman, dressed in white, on the Staten Island Ferry, at the beginning of summer, 1946.

Postwar New York glows with energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, has returned home to run the family business. Yet his life is upended by a single encounter with the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale, as they each fall for the other in an instant.

Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters. Catherines choice of Harry over her longtime fiancé endangers Harrys livelihood and eventually threatens his life. In the end, it is Harrys extraordinary wartime experience that gives him the character and means to fight for Catherine, and risk everything.

Not since Winters Tale has Mark Helprin written such a magically inspiring saga. Entrancing in its lyricism, In Sunlight and in Shadow so powerfully draws you into New York at the dawn of the modern age that, as in a vivid dream, you will not want to leave.

"Synopsis" by ,
In the summer of 1946, New York City pulses with energy. Harry Copeland, a World War II veteran, has returned home to run the family business. Yet his life is upended by a single encounter with the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale, as each falls for the other in an instant. They pursue one another in a romance played out in Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters. Catherine’s choice of Harry over her longtime fiancé endangers Harry’s livelihood and threatens his life. In the end, Harry must summon the strength of his wartime experience to fight for Catherine, and risk everything.

“In its storytelling heft, its moral rectitude, the solemn magnificence of its writing and the splendor of its hymns to New York City, [In Sunlight and in Shadow] is a spiritual pendant to Winter’s Tale and every bit as extraordinary . . . Even the most stubbornly resistant readers will soon be disarmed by the nobility of the novel’s sentiments and seduced by the pure music of its prose.” — Wall Street Journal

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