This is one of the best books I have ever read. Even though I read it a few years ago, I still find myself wondering about the characters and their world. This book is mysterious, suspenseful, and full of such real relationships that I could not put it down. Written by one of my favorite authors, Anne Patchett, who has essentially created this reality, at times heartbreaking, which you will not want to leave. I can’t say much about the plot without giving it away so here’s the synopsis, but I honestly do not think it does the book justice. You just have to experience it yourself. Who else loves this book?? Please share your thoughts!
In a narrative replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations, State of Wonder presents a world of stunning surprise and danger, rich in emotional resonance and moral complexity.
As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits within the jungle. Charged with finding her former mentor Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who has disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice as she journeys into the unforgiving heart of darkness. Stirring and luminous, State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss beneath the rain forest’s jeweled canopy.
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