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