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Hollywood buys another bestseller for the big screen

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A film version of the bestselling novel “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” is coming to a theater near you in the not too distant future. Earlier this week, Universal Pictures bought the rights to the David Wroblewski novel – his first.

“The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” reportedly has spent  at least 30 weeks on the bestseller lists since being released last September. It was selected for Oprah’s Book Club. Also, Oprah’s Harpo Films will be producing the movie adaptation of the novel along with actor Tom Hanks’ company, Playtone.

“The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” is a touching and captivating story about a mute boy and his dogs who flee into the wilds of Wisconsin after their home life is shattered by the arrival of a relative.

Today on the Barnes & Noble website bestseller list “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” is holding down the number 19 spot. It’s number 15 over on Amazon.

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