STATE OF WONDER, by Ann Patchett
Once again, Patchett’s luminous writing grabbed me and pulled me into the scientific world of researcher Dr. Marina Singh, who is sent into the Amazon jungle to find why and how her colleague Dr. Anders Eckman, died. Chief of the Amazon project is elderly, legendary, ruthless Dr. Swenson, who has her own agenda which does not include visitors. Gradually, Marina discovers the truth of who and what Dr. Swenson really is, what her goals really are, and the fate of Anders. As with all Ann Patchett’s books, I wanted it to go on forever. It’s a 5+.