State of WondereBook - 2011
"Expect miracleswhen you read Ann Patchett's fiction."--New YorkTimes Book Review
Award-winning, New York Times bestsellingauthor Ann Patchett returns with a provocative andassured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazonrainforest. Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotionalurgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician's Assistant, and ThePatron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers anenthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder--a gripping adventurestory and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name ofdiscovery and love.
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LPL_SarahM Jan 14, 2021
I am such a fan of Ann Patchett's writing. Every book I've read of hers has immediately transported me to the world of the characters. This one was another gorgeous read. Set mostly in the jungle of the Amazon, I was enthralled from beginning to end.
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Patchett takes us from Boston to the deepest hidden realms of the Amazon in this layered, haunting tale of biomedical exploration and the search for ourselves. Outstanding writing is Patchett's hallmark in this intricately layered novel. Deep, complex strands of narrative all come together beautifully and characters, both main and incidental are fully explored and brought to life. This is a masterful work.
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