State of Wonder

By Ann Patchett

Fiction

Published by Bloomsbury

Shortlist 2011
State of Wonder

Working in secrecy, deep in the Brazilian rainforest, Dr Annick Swenson is researching to develop a drug that could give women lifelong fertility. However, her refusal to communicate with the outside world sparks a chain of events that includes the death of a colleague. What are the secrets she is working so hard to conceal?

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