State of Wonder

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.41 X 8.01 X 0.94 inches | 0.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062049810

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About the Author

ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels: The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician's Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of The Best American Short Stories 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction-Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy, What Now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays examining the theme of commitment.

Reviews

"The large canvas of sweeping moral issues, both personal and global, comes to life through careful attention to details, however seemingly mundane--from ill-fitting shoes and mosquito bites to a woman tenderly braiding another woman's hair."--O, the Oprah Magazine
"Emotionally lucid. . . . Patchett is at her lyrical best when she catalogues the jungle."--The New Yorker
"Packs a textbook's worth of ethical conundrums into a smart and tidily delivered story. . . . Ms. Patchett presents an alluring interplay between civilization and wilderness, between aid and exploitation."--Wall Street Journal
"An engaging, consummately told tale."--New York Times
"This is surely the smartest, most exciting novel of the summer."--Washington Post
"Extraordinary. . . . Is there nothing the prodigiously talented Ann Patchett can't do? . . . Patchett's last knockout pages proceed full-speed ahead, with more twists and turns and trachery than the Amazon River. Nothing is as it seems, and the ending is as shocking as it's satisfying."--Boston Globe
"The Amazon setting is something Patchett does rather marvelously.... The book is serious, but also so pleasurable that you hope it won't end."--NPR
"Outlandishly entertaining...[with] a brilliantly constructed plot."--Elle
"Patchett makes the jungle jump off the page...This is Patchett's best effort since The Patron Saint of Liars and, yes, that includes Bel Canto"--Shelf Awareness
"A spellbinder from bestselling author Patchett. . . . Thrilling, disturbing and moving in equal measures--even better than Patchett's breakthrough Bel Canto."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A superbly rendered novel. . . . Patchett's portrayal is as wonderful as it is frightening and foreign. Patchett exhibits an extraordinary ability to bring the horrors and the wonders of the Amazon jungle to life, and her singular characters are wonderfully drawn. . . . Powerful and captivating."--Library Journal (starred review)
"A thrilling new novel. . . . The world imagined in this novel is unusually vivid. . . . Reading State of Wonder is a sensory experience, and even after it's over you'll keep hearing the sounds of insects, and your own head will still be hot."--MORE Magazine