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Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Reading Challenge from the Pack to You!

Okay, I'm not trying to get all "Oprah" on you but... my pack just found the best book and we would like to share it with all you dog lovers out there.

"The Story of Edgar Sawtelle," a novel by David Wroblewski recently caught my attention on a trip to Costco, (I'm a sucker for their discounted books.) The cover says that it is a "coming of age novel about a boy, and his pack of dogs. "Say no more," says I but wait... there was more. Edgar Sawtelle is likened to a, "modern-day Hamlet," with tragedy, drama, ghosts, mystery and did I mention the dogs? (Also a big fan of the Shakespeare... just sayin'.) I didn't take the book home from Costco right away (how do you like my self restraint?,) but instead with economic conditions prevailing... I sought it out at the library. Of course, and much to my chagrin, the book was on a wait list but the librarian assured me that the turn over was quick... "apparently it's quite the page turner." So I reserved my copy and waited. Sure enough it was only a few days before the library called and told me to come and pick her up. Two days in... and I'm almost finished! Don't you hate to leave a good book? So does Stephen King. His review of Edgar Sawtelle said, "I flat out loved The Story of Edgar Sawtelle." He continues to say that he envies those of us who are just picking up the book our, "trip." He was so right.

So, here is my challenge. Let's read and discuss it together... a virtual "book club," if you will! I can guarantee if you like a great read... you'll love this one! The way Wroblewski writes from the mind of a dog is phenomenal! Don't want to give away too much but... Almondine is the embodiment of all that we have come to love about dogs. If you have already read it... let me know what you thought. Feel free to comment on any post at anytime to talk about this amazing book. Our pack gives it a definite 3 paws up!


  1. Sounds good - I just made my bi-monthly trip to Costco, so I'll check for it on Amazon and Ebay.


    Lynn and The AARRROOO Crew

  2. I will have to check that out, we are going to Costco again on Sat...last week I bought "Eat This not That" and Boy, that was a real eye opener!