TBP Staff Pick – Penny

Reader Consultant, Penny, recommends State of Wonder by Anne Patchett:

I recommend STATE OF WONDER because the story moves along at a perfect pace with characters that are so well defined that I cared about what happened to them. My attention never wavered, and the visual image of the Amazon painted by Patchett is vivid to the point that I felt I could see, smell, and hear it. It is topical as well as it deals with the pharmaceutical industry, anthropology, medicine and fertility. I enjoy a good mystery, but this book could be filed under literature, medical thriller, suspense, mystery, bestseller … it wears many hats.

Title: STATE OF WONDER
Author: PATCHETT, ANN                               Date: 2011

Vogel Pharmaceutical sends pharmacologist Marina Singh to Amazonian Brazil to locate elusive employee Dr. Annick Swenson, who was once Singh’s professor. While investigating the status of Swenson’s fertility-drug research, Singh also hopes to uncover the fate of colleague Anders Eckman, whom Swenson reported dead. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011

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