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State of Wonder

Patchett, Ann (eBook - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
State of Wonder
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A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years--a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.
Authors: Patchett, Ann
Title: State of wonder
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Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Statement of Responsibility: Ann Patchett
Summary: A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years--a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library
ISBN: 0062049828
9780062049827
Branch Call Number: 3M downloadable ebook
System Details: Requires 3M Cloud Library (file size: 1.7 MB)
Format: Adobe EPUB
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Headings: Adventure stories Jungles Amazon River Region Fiction Medicine Research Fiction Scientists Fiction
Genre/Form: Downloadable ebook
Electronic books
Adventure stories
Topical Term: Adventure stories
Jungles
Medicine
Scientists
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Patchett, Ann. State of wonder. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2011 0062049801 (DLC) 2010029229 (OCoLC)649701863
LCCN: 2012092171
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Jul 26, 2014
  • waterdogsplash rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not too thrilling to me. Story was not very interesting and when I thought it was finally going to get good in the end, I was very disappointed. I'm off to my book club and wonder what my members will think.

NYPL Staff Pick
A pharmaceutical researcher travels into the Amazon jungle in search of a missing colleague, who has discovered native people with a possible new fertility secret.
- Selection Team

Mar 17, 2014
  • patienceandfortitude rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great story about a lab scientist who goes into the Amazon in search of information about her dead colleague. Lots to think about and plenty of suspense.

Nov 23, 2013
  • vansce rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I think this is my third by this author. I love the way she can spin a tale while not leaving any confusion in me. Her characters are always vivid. This one's not quite as good as Bel Canto (another of her titles ), few are, but it is well worth the time.

Oct 24, 2013
  • williamkricket rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Nothing but superlatives can be written about this book. All l can add is that if you are willing, your heart will be touched, crushed, perhaps broken, and very likely restored by the emotional alchemy the author practises on your soul in a book about the science of ambition, truth and love. You will also be entertained, distracted like a doctor’s shining light as she stabs a needle into your vein and you wake up panting as if from a dream not sure whether it's really over or if you are still lost on the Amazon struggling simply to breathe.

Aug 13, 2013
  • Pisinga rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Nature can not be fooled. Each age of a human being is specifically designed for specific things. Action in the first half of the book develops slow. But in the second part it is more vivid, very interesting: a lot of fascinating details and descriptions of the Amazons, whether things invented by the author or actually existing.

Jul 13, 2013
  • Zoomerofall rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book captivated me. I spent an entire weekend doing little but reading it. Beautiful writing.

A very intriguing book. The idea of older women able to get pregnant is thought provoking as well as extremely curious...

Jun 04, 2013
  • Suzanne_Library rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a beautiful book!

This is one of my favorite books. It is so unusual, maybe improbably in parts, but Patchett is a wonderful writer.

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