Familiaris (Hardcover)

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Familiaris (Hardcover)

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An epic spanning the majority of the first half of the 20th Century in Middle America. But—the best part—several of the main characters are dogs. Wroblewski beautifully examines not only interpersonal, but also the unique interspecies relationships we experience with man's best friend. A long, meandering read that pays dividends. Plus! Oprah pick!

— A.J.

The follow-up to the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling modern classic The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Familiaris is the stirring origin story of the Sawtelle family and the remarkable dogs that carry the Sawtelle name.

It is spring 1919, and John Sawtelle's imagination has gotten him into trouble ... again. Now John and his newlywed wife, Mary, along with their two best friends and their three dogs, are setting off for Wisconsin's northwoods, where they hope to make a fresh start--and, with a little luck, discover what it takes to live a life of meaning, purpose, and adventure. But the place they are headed for is far stranger and more perilous than they realize, and it will take all their ingenuity, along with a few new friends--human, animal, and otherworldly--to realize their dreams.

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, mysterious and enchanting, Familiaris takes readers on an unforgettable journey from the halls of a small-town automobile factory, through an epic midwestern firestorm and an ambitious WWII dog-training program, and far back into mankind's ancient past, examining the dynamics of love and friendship, the vexing nature of families, the universal desire to create something lasting and beautiful, and of course, the species-long partnership between Homo sapiens and Canis familiaris.

Product Details ISBN: 9798212194297
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 992
Language: English