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Westminster author’s novel picked for Oprah Book Club

Special to the Daily/Ellen JaskolDavid Wroblewski

Oprah Winfrey announced today that her 62nd Book Club selection would be “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by first-time author David Wroblewski of Westminster, who spent more than a decade writing this book.

She said in a release: “It’s everything you want a book to be. I think this book is right up there with the greatest American novels ever written.”

Set on a northern Wisconsin farm in the 1970s, “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” is an epic tale about a boy named Edgar and the special bond he shares with his dog Almondine. Published in 2008, the debut novel weaves mystery and family intrigue into an intricate coming of age story that contains elements both real and mystic.

As the biggest book club in the world, Oprah’s Book Club has nearly 2 million online members. Each of its selections have skyrocketed to the top of bestsellers lists.

Oprah’s Book Club also works with the American Library Association (ALA) to distribute thousands of free Book Club selections donated by each publisher, to school, public, and community college libraries nationwide. The Chicago- based ALA, http://www.ala.org, is the oldest and largest library association in the world with more than 64,000 members.

To join Oprah’s Book Club, log on to http://www.oprah.com/bookclub.

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