Stacey Loscalzo

May 16

State of Wonder

by Stacey

If for some reason you have not yet read State of Wonder, clear you day and read it. I mean it.

The writing is gorgeous and the story if gripping.

I had borrowed this book when it first came out after loving Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto. Somehow, at that time, I didn’t finish it in time to get it back to the library. How I read this book slowly that first time, I just don’t know. It’s funny, isn’t it, how books can be different to different people at different times?

Fortunately, State of Wonder is my book club book this month so I began reading it again last week.

I didn’t pause enough to underline very often but here’s one quote to give you a taste…

There was no one clear point of loss. It happened over and over again in a thousand small ways and the only truth there was to learn was that there was no getting used to it.

Now go, clear your day and read.



  1. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful passage. I loved State of Wonder (despite being the only person on the planet, apparently, who didn’t love Bel Canto). xox

  2. jules says:

    I’m convinced. I’m starting over!

  3. Donna says:

    Thank you for validating my feelings about State of Wonder! My book club hated it, and nothing I could say changed their minds. While I didn’t feel the same level of engagement as I did with Bel Canto, I found it totally fascinating and was drawn in by every phase of the adventure.

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