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State of Wonder. Ann Patchett (Paperback)

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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

A Minnesota pharmaceutical scientist dies under suspicious circumstances in the Amazon, and his research partner is sent to investigate. She's soon embroiled in a complicated conflict between the powerful company that employs her and the medical research team she's been sent to question. As literary as any of Patchett's novels with all the suspense of the best mysteries. — Laurel Rhame

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



Product Details
ISBN: 9781408821886
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012
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