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Publisher Description

“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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
June 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Littlemare ,

State of Wonder

Except for an annoying reliance on stereotypes of Minnesotans (Patchett is seemingly unaware of the diversity of culture and ethnicity in the Twin Cities, not to mention, we're also perfectly at home with the plentiful trees in our rather leafy urban and suburban landscapes...perhaps she confused Minnesota with South Dakota?), this was an engaging and entertaining read. The story compels the reader to think critically about our society's collective sense of entitlement when it comes to the business of fertility.

AMcJay ,

Beautifully crafted and enthrallingly captivating

Ms Padgett has managed to capture the awe; with the fear and marvel that encompasses of being in a totally foreign and compelling new environment. The title could not be more appropriate. She mixes just the right amount of medical fact and imagery with human kindness, frailty and the diversity present in real life. While not devoid of romance she handled it with controlled enthusiasm letting the tension and excitement of the drama move the tenderness forward. A thoroughly great read!

Jessy Tramontana ,

State of wonder

Absolutely beautiful book to get lost in!

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