If The Lost City of Z isn’t your cup of tea, Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder takes you on a slightly tamer ride into the Amazon. The company, Vogel, is searching for a fertility drug in the Amazon. While following up on the work, a researcher falls ill and word reaches his family that he passed away. His co-worker travels to the Amazon to find out exactly what happened to him. Although the researchers do encounter indigenous tribes, anaconda, and a plethora of insects, the story is much tamer than those following explorers through the jungle in search of lost cities of gold. While at the same time, it shows how little the Amazon region has been tamed in all these years. Come join us for Coffee Talk Book Discussion on Tuesday, July 8th at 1:30 p.m (no registration needed). Haven’t read the book yet? There’s still time, or simply join us and gain insight into the story.
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