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Oprah Winfrey has chosen David Wroblewski's "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" as her latest book club pick.


[David Wroblewski, author of "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle." Marion Ettlinger/Ecco/HarperCollins]

First-time novelist David Wroblewski is a very, very lucky man. His debut novel, the Story of Edgar Sawtelle, is the 62nd book picked by Oprah for her influential book club. His first novel, which was released in June, has already sold some 300,000 copies according to Publisher's Weekly but Wroblewski's publisher Ecco will be printing 750,000 copies of his book to meet the expected high demand.

According to the Associated Press:

The novel is already one of the summer's hottest reads and is this week ranked ninth on The New York Times best-seller list. It is certain to get a lot hotter with one of the biggest boosts any book can get these days: a little sticker on the cover proclaiming "Edgar Sawtelle" as one of Winfrey's book club selections.

"When you read it you will understand why I had to choose it," Winfrey told her audience. "It is so engaging, so gripping, so epic that I wanted absolutely everybody to share the joy of the story of Edgar Sawtelle."

"Edgar Sawtelle," which Wroblewski worked on for about a decade, is the story of a mute boy who communicates best with his dogs. Wroblewski grew up in rural Wisconsin, the setting for his book, and now lives near Denver with his partner, writer Kimberly McClintock. 

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