State of Wonder

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Product Details

Price
$27.99
Publisher
HarperLuxe
Publish Date
Pages
544
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.4 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062065216

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About the Author


Ann Patchett is the author of eight novels, four works of nonfiction, and two children's books. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the PEN/Faulkner, the Women's Prize in the U.K., and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her most recent novel, The Dutch House, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. TIME magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is the owner of Parnassus Books.

Reviews

"This is surely the smartest, most exciting novel of the summer."--Washington Post
"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
"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
"An engaging, consummately told tale."--New York Times
"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