State of Wonder: State of Wonder (Compact Disc)

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By Ann Patchett, Hope Davis (Read by)
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A provocative and enthralling novel that sets modern pharmacology against folk science in a research station in the Amazon jungle, forcing us to question our definitions of loyalty, love and honesty. Patchett's most accomplished so far, and that's saying a lot. — Louise Jones

True to it's name, "Sate of Wonder" is truly a remarkable journey- so effortlessly rendered by Patchett that we can all only wonder at her literary grace. — Jon Fine

A scientist travels to the Amazon in an attempt to discover the circumstances of a colleague's death. Hypnotic journey into a place of great beauty and even greater danger. an adventure into self-discovery that you will long remember. — Alden Graves

June 2011 Indie Next List


“When Marina Singh receives a note that her office mate, Anders Eckman, has died in the Amazon while investigating scientific work on female fertility, she is persuaded to follow him into the jungle in search of the doctor with whom he worked - who has also exerted a crucial influence on Marina's life - and to retrieve Anders' personal effects. This spellbinding, richly atmospheric novel raises ethical questions about scientific research and discovery, loyalty, honesty, and love. Not to be missed!”
— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

Summer 2012 Reading Group


“When Marina Singh receives a note that her office mate, Anders Eckman, has died in the Amazon while investigating scientific work on female fertility, she is persuaded to follow him into the jungle in search of the doctor with whom he worked -- who has also exerted a crucial influence on Marina's life - and to retrieve Anders' personal effects. This spellbinding, richly atmospheric novel raises ethical questions about scientific research and discovery, loyalty, honesty, and love. Not to be missed!”
— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

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Ann Patchett raises the bar with State of Wonder, a provocative and ambitious novel set deep in the Amazon jungle.

Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

Once found, Dr. Swenson is as imperious and uncompromising as ever. But while she is as threatening as anything the jungle has to offer, the greatest sacrifices to be made are the ones Dr. Swenson asks of herself, and will ultimately ask of Marina.

State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss. It is a tale that leads the reader into the very heart of darkness, and then shows us what lies on the other side.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780062072474
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: June 7th, 2011
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