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A novel by David Wroblewski
...Nothing quite compares to my experience of reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. This debut.... is one of the most stunning, elegant books I have ever read.... what can deservedly be called a great American novel.
— Lisa Jennifer Selzman, Houston Chronicle
I am completely smitten.... The most hauntingly impressive debut I’ve read all year.... Edgar might be silent, but his story will echo with readers for a long time.
— Yvonne Zipp, Christian Science Monitor
The Great American Novel is something like a unicorn – rare and wonderful.... Yet every few years or so, we trip across some semblance of one.... The Story of Edgar Sawtelle... [will] leave you crying for more....
— Elle Magazine
The best book I’ve read in a long time. It is a class apart—a 570-page literary novel that has as much emotional punch as anything I have ever read.
— Michael Fraser, Publishers Weekly "Galley Talk"
The scope of this book, its psychological insight and lyrical mastery, make it one of the best novels of the year, and a perfect, comforting joy of a book for summer.
— O Magazine
The most enchanting debut novel of the summer... this is a great, big, mesmerizing read, audaciously envisioned as classic Americana.... Pick up this book and expect to feel very, very reluctant to put it down.
— Janet Maslin, New York Times
It's the must-read of the summer...
— People Magazine
Grand and unforgettable.
— Ron Charles, Washington Post Book World (cover review)