Ann Patchett is known for her well developed characters and plots that unravel at a pace that keeps you reading late into the night. State of Wonder is her first novel in 4 years and it’s worth the wait.
Dr. Marina Singh is a pharmacologist working on a drug to control cholesterol. Her officemate Anders has been sent to the Amazon to track down a doctor who has not been in contact with the drug company in years. Dr. Swenson has discovered a tribe of indigenous people whose women bear children well into old age and she’s been attempting to create a drug that can be marketed in the first world. When Dr. Swenson sends word of Anders’ death due to a fever, his wife asks Marina to find out what really happened.
Marina is involved with the president of the company, though no one else knows of their relationship and she can’t even bring herself to call him by his first name, even in private. The anti-malaria drug she must take before her trip brings back a recurring dream she had as a child when she would visit her father in India. Originally an obstetrical student of Dr. Swenson’s, the memory of a botched c-section that blinded the child continues to haunt her.
In the Amazon Marina finds adventure, cannibals, and perhaps most importantly, how to deal with her past. State of Wonder is another book of wonder from the very talented Ann Patchett.
You can win it! We have TWO copies of State of Wonder to give away (U.S. only). But here’s the rub – we must have at least 40 entries in order to give away two copies, otherwise there will only be one winner. So if you want to win, go ahead and leave a comment. Winners will be announced on June 15. This giveaway is closed.
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Angel S. says
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Annette W says
This sounds different…and good!
Pam Moore says
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Sounds great! Can’t wait to read this one.
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Christine Jensen says
Sounds like a great book!
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Beth C says
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Spending the summer with a broken leg, I can use all the reading material I can get! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂
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Bel Canto is one of my favorite books! So looking forward to reading State of Wonder.
Francine Anchondo says
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Anita Yancey says
Sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!
Barbara Brooks says
Sounds like a winner. Hope I’m one too!
Charles Shopsis says
I’m really looking forward to reading this. I loved Bel Canto and The Magician’s Assistant. It would be partucularly nice, of course, to win a free copy.
Sounds so good. Thanks for hte review.
Please enter me in the contest. Hoping we get 9 more entries. . . .
We did get 2 winners, and you were one of them!
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Like to win a copy…maybe next bookclub choice!
Carol M says
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Please enter me! Ann Pachett’s writing is an oasis on the literary landscape. Thank you!
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