State of Wonder is a remarkable novel that takes place in the Amazon jungle. Dr. Marina Singh, a pharmaceutical research scientist, is sent on a mission to discover the reasons behind her office mate’s death in the Amazon and to track down her former mentor, Dr. Swenson. Dr. Swenson has been working on a potentially valuable new fertility drug for years, but has gone off the company radar. What Dr. Singh finds is beyond belief and includes insect- and snake-invested jungles, cannibals, and subterfuge, but also the commonality of the human condition. This is a book to be savored, both for the
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