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Best-seller out of the blue

Unknown novelist hits chord with epic 'Edgar Sawtelle'

David Wroblewski wrote 12 drafts of his novel during a decade. David Wroblewski wrote 12 drafts of his novel during a decade. (Globe Staff Photo / Dominic Chavez)
By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / July 16, 2008

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In a woeful time for book publishing, when sales are stagnant and reading for pleasure is declining, an unlikely first novel is climbing bestseller lists and causing a sensation. To the astonishment of writers, editors, and booksellers, David Wroblewski's "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" is proving that readers can still fall hard for an old-fashioned literary epic by someone they've ... (Full article: 1211 words)

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