Edgar Sawtelle Book I just read (Oprah liked it)

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is, as a friend told me, fascinating, though not exactly gripping, to my mind.  It is strange.  It suggests engaging possibilities experienced by Edgar, son of a dog breeder/trainer,  who can hear and sign and write but is unable to speak.  The details of how he and the dogs interact as well as his behavior with his loved mother and father are carefully descriptive and sound real, genuine.  The essential plot is believable, and the characteristics of the son, Edgar, inter-related–ie, he cannot speak, but he can almost see and understand communication with people who have died.  Wroblewski makes it all sound credible.  I can say I liked the book, read it right through, but found it most disturbing rather than exactly satisfying.  But what do I know?

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