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.