Sometimes being on the vanguard of scientific progress thrusts you into the teeth of danger. For Minnesota pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Marina Singh, that means being sent into the remotest region of the Amazon jungle to track down her former mentor. Finding Dr. Annick Swenson promises to be perilous: the last scientist assigned to find her has disappeared too. What follows is the most ambitious novel yet by Nashville native Ann Patchett as its adventure story opens into a penetrating study of personalities, loyalties, and ethics.
Come discuss State of Wonder on December 14th. We meet at the Main Library in the 3rd Floor Program Room at noon. Feel free to bring a lunch.