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Familiaris / David Wroblewski.

Wroblewski, David, (author.).


This novel is the "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....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." --publisher's website.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798212194297
  • Physical Description: 979 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Publishing, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Oprah's Book Club 2024" --cover.
Subject: Spouses > Fiction.
Moving, Household > Wisconsin > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Self-realization > Fiction.
Wisconsin > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 6 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 2 current holds with 11 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION WROBLEWSKI 2024 (Text) 0001012553407 Fiction New Available -

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