Title Profile & Character Information

State of Wonder

Annotation

“Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett’s fiction.”—New York Times Book Review

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest. Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotional urgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician’s Assistant, and The Patron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder—a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.



Awards
2011  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2012  Audie Award

Characters
NameSingh, Marina
GenderFemale
OccupationsPharmaceutical company employee
 Researcher

NameSwenson, Annick
GenderFemale
OccupationsDoctor
 Scientist

GenreAdventure
Fiction
Medical
TopicsPharmaceutical industry
Suspicious deaths
Journeys
Search for truth
Drugs
Natives
Life changes
Transformations
Medical research
Scientific research
SettingMinnesota
Brazil
Jungle