State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Researcher Marina Singh is sent to the jungles of Brazil to investigate the death of a coworker who was looking into a miracle drug for fertility. Library Journal describes this novel as "powerful and captivating."
"Patchett is a master storyteller who has an entertaining habit of dropping ordinary people into extraordinary and exotic circumstances to see what they're made of. [An] expansive page-turner...Patchett's fluid prose dissolves in the suspense of this out-there adventure...that readers will hate to see end."
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A superbly rendered novel...Patchett's portrayal is as wonderful as it is frightening and foreign. Patchett exhibits an extraordinary ability to bring the horrors and the wonders of the Amazon jungle to life, and her singular characters are wonderfully drawn...Powerful and captivating."
— Library Journal (starred review)