I stayed up too late last night reading and got up early this morning to finish the last pages of Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder. I loved loved loved this book! Patchett has a fabulous way with developing characters you care deeply about and then dropping them into strange and unexpected scenarios where their very humanity is tested. I would also strongly recommend Bel Canto, a book for which she has received much praise.
You will find yourself wondering over the characters’ reactions and decisions… Would you have done the same? And long after you’re done reading you will find yourself haunted by her books. I think that is the best sign of a good read – when you absolutely cannot forgot a story.