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Book group visits the Brazilian Rainforest for June’s ‘Good Read’ 

The Paso Robles Library.

The Paso Robles Library.

State of Wonder is an, ‘elegantly crafted novel full of surprise and danger’

Paso Robles City Library State of Wonder

Paso Robles City Library June Read, State of Wonder

–Join the Paso Robles Library Book Group Friday, June 17, beginning at 7 p.m. for a lively discussion of Ann Patchett’s novel, State of Wonder. Sign-ups are not necessary to join the book group.

Ann Patchett’s narrative is described as: replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations. State of Wonder presents a world of stunning surprise and danger, rich in emotional resonance and moral complexity. As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits within the jungle. Charged with finding her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who has disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice as she journeys into the unforgiving heart of darkness. Stirring and luminous, State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss beneath the rain forest’s jeweled canopy.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on library programs and events, please call (805) 237-3870 or visit


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