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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett is one of those authors you want to read for the first time again and again; you can’t help but be swept up with that wonderful feeling of seeing life from a new perspective. State of Wonder is an adventure story whose beauty lies in the description and, well, oddity of its setting, with deadly snakes, harrowing river rides, and malaria-induced nightmares, where breathtaking beauty stands side by side with wrenching loss. Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist at a pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down another elusive doctor who is working with a tribe in the Amazon to create a valuable new drug. There are images in this book that you will never be able to forget; there is a moral tug-of-war that will make your heart pound, and there is that incredible beauty that Patchett embeds in her writing.
Reviewed by: 
S.M.C.
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062049810
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 8th, 2012