Books High Moon Over The Amazon My Quest to Understand the Monkeys of the Night by Patricia Chapple Wright Hardcover, 320, Lantern Books, List Price: $29.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHigh Moon Over The AmazonSubtitle My Quest to Understand the Monkeys of the NightAuthorPatricia Chapple Wright Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A Brooklyn housewife becomes a scientist after traveling to South America to find a mate for her pet monkey. Genres: Science & Health Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about High Moon Over The Amazon Aotus lemurinus, a type of owl monkey also referred to as the gray-bellied night monkey, seen here at the Santa Fe Zoo, in Medellin, Colombia. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images 13.7: Cosmos And Culture A Life In Science: From Housewife To Amazon Trailblazer October 24, 2013 Patricia Wright arrived in the Amazon armed only with intense curiosity about secretive owl monkeys. She emerged from the jungle on a new life trajectory. Since that singular experience, she has gone on to become well known for her work with Lemurs in Madagascar. Commentator Barbara J. King interviews Wright about her new memoir.