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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

by David Wroblewski

This book takes you into quite another world. A world of close family, of a strange and knowing breed of dog, of jealousy and love and murder. I have never read anything quite like it and I really didn't want to finish it - even though I was desperate to find out what happens. Beautifully written and totally unforgettable.

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This will be his earliest memory.
Red light, morning light. High ceiling canted overhead. Lazy click of toenails on wood. Between the honey-colored slats of the crib a whiskery muzzle slides forward until its cheeks pull back and a row of dainty front teeth bare themselves in a ridiculous grin.
The nose quivers. The velvet snout dimples.
All the house is quiet. Be still. Stay still.

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The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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