State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Anders vanishes. He is a Marinas colleague so she must find out what is happening with him. On behalf of a pharmaceutical institute, she travels into the Brazilian jungle to learn about this mystery.
That is how a journey begins. Marina goes to the frontiers of science and myth, illusion and miracle. It is not an adventure in the jungle. It is more an adventure of the human soul.
The actual thread of the book hides somewhere between dream and reality, reflecting the conflict of the main character Marina Singh with herself, with her own history, current circumstances, and wishes.
State of Wonder received critical acclaim. Fernanda Eberstadt (NY Times) thinks that the book is "very engaging and consummately told tale". So, enjoy this jungle adventure filled with suspense and unforeseen last page.
The novel was nominated for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize (2011) and shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (2012). It was listed for a Salon Book Award (2011), Christian Science Monitor Best Book (2011), Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year (2011), The Morning News Tournament of Books (2012), Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books (2011), and New York Times bestseller (2011).
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