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1408821885
Paperback:State of wonder / Ann Patchett:2012 State of wonder / Ann Patchett
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Author: Patchett, Ann
Publication year: 2012
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: AF
Category: Fiction
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781408821886 1408821885
Notes:
Originally published: 2011.
There were people on the banks of the river. Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swenson's work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, especially to her investors.
The best book I have read all year. It made me laugh and weep and left me in a state of wonder: perfect from first page to last ... a masterpiece Emma Donoghue A triumph and Pachett's best book yet Guardian Written with a wry grace and irony that reminded me of The Poisonwood Bible (another favourite). I like Patchett's Bel Canto - but I loved this Joanna Trollope, Sunday Telegraph An absorbing novel, intelligent yet magical, that will keep you wondering until the very last page Sunday Telegraph It pulls you into the book, has you standing in the jungle in the heat and sweat, as realistic as any computer-generated trickery, genuinely wondering what might happen next ... Just read it and be happy that such a writer as Patchett exists The Times Something special and worth considering for all the literary prizes, festivals and reading groups going this year ... exhilarating Daily Telegraph.
Originally published: 2011
There were people on the banks of the river. Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swenson's work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, especially to her investors.
Women medical scientists, Fiction
Rio Negro (Amazonas, Brazil), Fiction
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945).
GEN, General, eflch
Pages 353 p.
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Total no. of loans: 391
No. of reservations: 0
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London : Bloomsbury, 2012
GBP£7.99
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Coleman Book Group, September 2012 Marina Singh's personal motivation for travelling to Brazil is to find out what happened to her colleague, Anders Eckman, who died making the same trip. Her professional duty is to report back on research being carried out by Annick Swenson, who happens to be Singh's former professor. Swenson is an ethnobiologist turned gynaecologist turned immunologist who is committed to keeping the Lakashi tribe's secrets. Fierce and driven, she refuses to communicate with her employer about the years she has spent putatively investigating why the women are able to bear children into their 70s. The characters are richly imagined and the descriptions are very detailed so that it’s easy for the reader to imagine the environment. The book was enjoyed by all the members of our group. It was well researched. However, some of us felt that it verged on the science fiction genre, although on further discussion we thought that the interdependent ecosystem of the rainfores
05/03/13
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Wiltshire
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Talking book - Cassette:Truth and beauty:a friendship read by Ann Patchett:2005:Unabridged
Author: Patchett, Ann
Author: Patchett, Ann
Year 2005
Language: English
Media class: Talking book - Cassette
Edition: Unabridged
Publisher: Clipper
Resource type: Physical
6. - audiocassettes(8 hours)
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Hardback:Commonwealth
Author: Patchett, Ann
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
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1845057368
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Large print:Truth and beauty: a friendship Large Print:2004:Large print edition
Author: Patchett, Ann
Year 2004
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print edition
Publisher: Clipper
Resource type: Physical
325p. ; 24cm
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1408885115
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Paperback:Run:2017
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Author: Patchett, Ann
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0007196784
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Paperback:Truth & beauty, a friendship:2005
Author: Patchett, Ann
Year 2005
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Resource type: Physical
257 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Bel canto:2018
Author: Patchett, Ann
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: 4th Estate
Resource type: Physical
336 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408881500
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Paperback:State of wonder:2016
Author: Patchett, Ann
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
400 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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8862203241
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Hardback:Stupori:2012
Author: Patchett, Ann
Year 2012
Language: Italian
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Ponte alle grazie
Resource type: Physical
hbk
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1857028155
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Hardback:The magician's assistant:1999
Author: Patchett, Ann
Year 1999
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Resource type: Physical
359 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1841150495
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Paperback:Taft:1999
Author: Patchett, Ann
Year 1999
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Resource type: Physical
246 p. ; 20 cm. (pbk.)
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