Amazon River Region
Jan 4, 2013 — At No. 9, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder takes readers to the depths of the Amazon.
Oct 12, 2012 — At No. 9, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder uncovers the fate of a team of researchers in the Amazon.
Aug 2, 2012 — Scott Wallace glimpses a remote Amazon tribe while Catherine Salmon and Katrin Schumann reveal the strengths of middle children, and Julie Salamon reconsiders playwright Wendy Wasserstein.
May 17, 2012 — State of Wonder, Ann Patchett's voyage to the Amazon, debuts at No. 4.
May 9, 2012 — It's a rich week for fiction, with new novels from Ann Patchett and Jennifer Weiner, and a debut by Chad Harbach that marries a literary sensibility with a love of baseball — plus Jorie Graham's new poetry collection. In nonfiction, Erik Larson is back with the story of an American ambassador in Germany in 1933.
Feb 9, 2012 — State Of Wonder, about a perilous expedition into the Amazon, appears on the list for the 35th week.
Dec 14, 2011 — 2011 was a terrific year for fiction — both from first-time novelists and much-decorated veterans. Maureen Corrigan's recommendations range from Karen Russell's dazzling debut, to David Foster Wallace's posthumously published novel, to what may be the Sept. 11 novel.
Dec 7, 2011 — These character-driven novels featuring fracturing families, intrepid scientists and one very plucky early American heroine will spark lively debate on everything from the unreliability of memory to scientific ethics.
Nov 26, 2011 — In his book The Unconquered, journalist Scott Wallace goes deep into the Amazon rain forest to learn about a group that has never come into contact with modern civilization.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.