State of Wonder

State of Wonder Ann Patchett 2011
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19 15 4 7.9/10 PAPERBACK FICTION English 368 Harper 0062049801 9780062049803

Ann Patchett has dazzled readers with her award-winning books, including The Magician's Assistant and the New York Times bestselling Bel Canto. Now she raises the bar with State of Wonder, a provocative and ambitious novel set deep in the Amazon jungle. Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist with a Minnesota pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr.

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Critic Reviews

The New York Times Janet Maslin

Perhaps the temptations of the Amazon are overwhelming for any writer with such a gift for animating her surroundings.

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The Guardian Stephen J. Burn

It is his most mature work to date, a novel that tries to be more alive to the nerve ends of philosophical life than to the simpler machinery of character motivation.

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Chicago Tribune Laura Ciolkowski

State of Wonder, Patchett's sixth novel, is a riveting variation on that tightly plotted journey from darkness to light.

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The Los Angeles Times Carolyn Kellogg

Patchett replaces the savagery in Joseph Conrad's tale with fecundity: In her story, the deepest region of the jungle is a place of fertility and rebirth.

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Entertainment Weekly Rob Brunner

The book's dreamlike claustrophobia weaves a spell even when far-fetched plot twists tip toward absurdity.

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The Millions Kevin Charles Redmon

Her prose...is full of tenderness and insight; she writes of sorrow and invasive medical procedures with equal ease.

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