State of Wonder
Publish date: June 6th 2011
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
State of Wonder tells the story of Miranda, a scientist who works for a big pharmaceutical company. After her colleague Anders has died in the Amazonian rain forest, the company sends her to find out what has happened to Anders and how advanced the research of Dr. Swenson, the former mentor of Miran...
Dr. Marina Singh is stunned to hear that her lab mate, Anders Eckman has died after travelling to the Amazon on company business. Pushed by her boss and compelled ny Anders wife, Marina undertakes her own trip into the jungle to learn the details of why Anders died and to finish the job he for which...
I've read this twice and it simply gets better with every read.
State of Wonder is an excellent, character-driven, imaginative, inspirational story and, in my opinion, Ann Patchett's best to-date. Set mostly in the Amazon jungle it does evoke the emotional moving of that exotic place, but in a grounded, gritty, realistic way. It is nuanced with many levels and...
State of Wonder, the magical new novel by Ann Patchett, begins with news of a death. Anders Eckman, a big blond Minnesotan, has died in the Amazon. He was sent there by the pharmaceutical company for which he worked to track down a research team led by a single-minded and eccentric doctor who is doi...
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