I'm intrigued by Amy Driscoll's review of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. David Wroblewski's big fat debut novel, which also earned a starred review in Publisher's Weekly, does involve dogs that can wordlessly communicate with humans, and you know how I am about dog stories...but her assertion that the book - about a family that breeds a special sort of canine - is not sloppily sentimental is somewhat reassuring.
PWeekly calls it "a literary thriller with commercial legs." At 500 plus pages, though, I'm thinking maybe this is not the one to lug across the country with me on vacation. Maybe when I get back I'll have time to enjoy it.