State of Wonder By Ann Patchett

State of Wonder

By Ann Patchett

  • Release Date: 2011-06-07
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 2,452 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.


  • 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.
  • Disappointed

    By Bondenru
    I was so engrossed in the early chapters. Interesting characters. Such possibility! I could not put the book down even as it got more convoluted I was hoping for resolution. The ending was such a disappointment. I loved Bel Canto
  • Loved this story

    By DixSea
    Could not put it down, great story, great characters.