State of Wonder - Ann Patchett

State of Wonder

By Ann Patchett

  • Release Date: 2011-06-07
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 2,532 Ratings


“Expect miracleswhen you read Ann Patchett’s fiction.”—New YorkTimes Book Review

Award-winning, New York Times bestsellingauthor Ann Patchett returns with a provocative andassured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazonrainforest. Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotionalurgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician’s Assistant, and ThePatron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers anenthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder—a gripping adventurestory and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name ofdiscovery and love.



  • Addictive read

    By Sari_mak
    Consistently strong Ann Patchett story telling. I bought this book after reading the brilliant Dutch House and this one was just as satisfying though the characters and setting couldn’t have been more different.
  • State of wonder

    By colorsofme
    Hands down this book is in my top ! The writing, oh the story telling this is the best. As you can see I’m not writer ! But I love to read , this was good you try to slow down ,your reading so you can make it last.
  • Magnificent!

    By Lady Sparhawk
    This is a magnificent novel, flawlessly written, a suspenseful smart story. I would give it a 10 even if five stars means excellent.
  • State of Wonder

    By Sparky's friend
    A bit surreal. Beyond the real and beyond the surface. A protagonist traveling down a rabbit hole to a wonderland. Somehow a melancholy happy ending.
  • Great Read

    By MGReviewer
    State of wonder is an amazing read and I highly recommend this work of modern prose.
  • State of Wonder

    By laura black
    One of the best and original I have ever read, and this is over 30 years of reading novels.
  • Dreadful

    Could not even finish.
  • Left me wanting more

    By Emalikai
    Great book. Great characters. Lots of emotions throughout and not to wordy or to much information. Not sure how I feel about the ending, but not sure what else there was to say. I just wanted more I guess.
  • Wonder

    By MandieJoy714
    This story was engrossing & super enjoyable. The end left me wanting more.
  • State of Wonder

    By Discerning Reader
    Beautifully written, beautifully disappointing.