Oprah's Book Pick: Sawtelle

Publisher pressing 750,000 more copies
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2008 1:55 PM CDT
In this photo released by Harpo Productions, Oprah Winfrey holds a copy of her latest book club pick during taping for her live show Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, in Chicago.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Oprah Winfrey made The Story of Edgar Sawtelle her latest book club pick today, Publishers Weekly reports. The debut novel by David Wroblewski is about a mute boy who communicates best with his dogs. It's been a best-seller since its June release, and publisher Ecco is set to produce another 750,000 copies in the wake of Oprah's pick. The book is "up there with the greatest American novels ever written," she says.