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Top 40 Book Club : 2012
21 STATE Of wOnDER ANN pAtcHett A pharmaceutical company has discovered a primitive tribe living in the Amazon. The women remain fertile until they die – their bodies age normally, but their reproductive systems remain youthful. A scientist sent to chart the progress of the research dies while out in the Amazon and his wife refuses to accept that her husband is not coming home. Marina Singh, a fellow researcher, is sent to the area with questions regarding his death and the research. In this ancient corner of the jungle, she will face challenges beyond her wildest imagination. Award-winning author, Ann Patchett, has blended science and discovery with a compelling plot to once again entrance her readers.