State of Wonder: A Novel

by Ann Patchett | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 006204981X Global Overview for this book
Registered by sing-song of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 12/2/2013
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10 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by sing-song from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, December 02, 2013
In a narrative replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations, State of Wonder presents a world of stunning surprise and danger, rich in emotional resonance and moral complexity.

As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits within the jungle. Charged with finding her former mentor Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who has disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice as she journeys into the unforgiving heart of darkness. Stirring and luminous, State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss beneath the rain forest's jeweled canopy.
Awesome book. It kept me engaged throughout. Made you think about fertility and the extremes that people go to. Also about relationships.

Journal Entry 2 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, January 10, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (1/11/2014 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking this book to the January meet up at Cravings.

Journal Entry 3 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, January 13, 2014
Passed to me at the January meet-up of Calgary BookCrossers. To be added to Mnt. TBR.

Journal Entry 4 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, November 02, 2014
I have just closed this book and I am overwhelmed with emotions. I have lived in the Amazon for this past week - immersed with the richness of the characters, the relentless barrage of insects, snakes and stew that is the river.

The story keep me turning pages and haunted my dreams. After Bel Cantor and State of Wonder, I will certainly be adding everything that written by Ann Patchett to my wishlist!

Journal Entry 5 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, November 08, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (11/8/2014 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking to the November meet-up of Calgary BookCrossers at Cravings Market Restaurant.

Journal Entry 6 by Crataegus at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, November 10, 2014
I have a slight feeling I was coerced into taking this book home with me... but it still seems like quite an interesting read.

Journal Entry 7 by Crataegus at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 03, 2015
I wasn't planning on reading this book right away but since its the only book available for immediate download from the library website in audiobook form, I started on this earlier than expected.

It's the kind of book that resonated after I finished it at the end. It left me questioning the long term implications of the main characters' actions and how it would influence the development of the amazonian tribes, and the world that has evolved such an intricate symbiotic relationship with the natural environment.

Long story short, this book left the analytical side along with the slightly attention deficit part of my mind moving as I got through it, and kept me thinking long after I finished it. Amazing descriptions and fascinating characters (although I had to shake my head at Martina's naïveté at times) - a very satisfying read altogether.

Will be brought to the next Calgary BookCrossing meetup and handed off or handed back.

Journal Entry 8 by hovey at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 10, 2015
picked up at Book Crossing Jan 10/2014 Cravings

Journal Entry 9 by hovey at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (6/14/2015 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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controlled release

Journal Entry 10 by wingfraculawing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, December 11, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (12/12/2015 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking to the December meet-up of Calgary BookCrossers, held at Cravings Market Restaurant.

Journal Entry 11 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, December 12, 2015
Brought this home from the December meeting. Looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 12 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 18, 2017
Enjoyed this book very much. Like the other's who have read before me I was transported into the Amazon Jungle. The ending while satisfying left me with some unanswered questions.

Journal Entry 13 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 08, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (4/8/2017 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taking this to the April BookCrossing meeting to be enjoyed by the next reader.

Journal Entry 14 by reveredchicken at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, April 09, 2017
Just picked up this book at the monthly Calgary Book Crossing meeting.

Journal Entry 15 by reveredchicken at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, June 16, 2017
I quite enjoyed the read, it kept me engaged throughout the entire book. Although in a weird way I found the ending both satisfying and unsatisfying at the same time. I wanted Marina to stay in the jungle, I wanted to know more about what happened with Easter and the cannibals, I wanted to learn more about the odd traditions and ceremonies that were so vaguely explained. But I guess that is what makes this book so great, it leaves you wanting more.

Journal Entry 16 by reveredchicken at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, August 14, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (8/12/2017 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I released this book at cravings market restaurant at the monthly bookcrossing meeting.

Journal Entry 17 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, October 15, 2017
Picked up at August get together

Journal Entry 18 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 14, 2018
This was a well written book, though slower than I was looking for at the time. It was interesting to see how people cut themselves off to meet their goals, and how assumptions which can be made can be very wrong. It was an interesting concept, though a bit heady with the main character being overall dissatisfied with her life. I also am not certain how I feel about the resolution of the story or the younger character.

Thanks for the interesting read.

Journal Entry 19 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 14, 2018
Brought this book home from the July Meet Up at Cravings. This was my book and no one else interested in taking it. I'll find a new home for it.

Journal Entry 20 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 12, 2019

Released 5 mos ago (1/12/2019 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am bringing this to the January meetup at Cravings to pass on to the next reader.

Journal Entry 21 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 12, 2019
Safely in my hands.

Journal Entry 22 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, February 10, 2019
Just finished the audio book version. I enjoyed the book but it cemented my desire to never go to the jungle!

Journal Entry 23 by crossingguardma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 09, 2019

Released 3 mos ago (3/9/2019 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am taking this book to our monthly bookcrossers meet up at Cravings - the second Saturday of every month- to pass on to the next reader.

Journal Entry 24 by B-Lynn at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, March 31, 2019
to be read

Journal Entry 25 by L-Marie at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, May 12, 2019
just picked this book up at last meeting

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