Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Paperback by Maria Semple

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

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  • Dina

    Ugh...stuck at work!! Sorry to miss it. The book was interesting:

    October 22, 2013

  • Bella

    I won't be able to make it this meeting either. I am enjoying the book though and laughing my way through it. Can't wait to be part of your next meeting.

    October 21, 2013

  • Wendy

    I won't be able to make it this Tuesday. Was looking forward to meeting all of you. I am looking forward to attending the next meeting.

    October 21, 2013

  • Lian

    Sorry, folks. I have to work this Tuesday evening. I enjoyed the book and was looking forward to the discussion.

    October 21, 2013

  • Marissa

    I'll be out of town + couldn't get the book. Have fun everyone!!!

    October 10, 2013

  • Wendy

    Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    October 10, 2013

  • Melissa S.

    hey Joe, Will the November book be The Cuckoo's Calling and December We Need to Talk About Kevin, based on the poll? Just wanted to check so I can pick up the rest of the titles :)

    October 2, 2013

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