Where'd You Go Bernadette? 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.
352 pages

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  • Dania

    Remember to bring cash since they can't split the bill on all our cards!!

    September 10

  • Mia

    This will be my first meetup. I can't wait. The book is great!

    September 8

  • Dania

    Please bring cash to this meeting since we won't be able to split the check on many cards. Or we can use Venmo, an app like Paypal that doesn't charge any fees. www.venmo.com See you all soon! :)

    September 6

  • Jaime C.

    Has the location for this event been decided yet? Also, what is the October book?

    1 · September 5

    • Dania

      Yes! We will meet at Mi Rancho next week. And October's book is Dark Places. Sorry for the delay!

      September 6

  • Ashley

    Ill be working late that day, but I'm already looking forward to our October meeting. You ladies have a great one!

    1 · September 5

  • Jaime C.

    About 150 pages in but didn't get any reading done this week...need to get back on track this weekend. I think I saw tomorrow is a rainy Saturday, so hopefully will get some pages in. Enjoying it so far!

    2 · August 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meet up with the group, I'm looking forward to meeting everyone! I loved this book!!

    1 · July 28, 2014

  • Jourdana

    UGH! Where has this group been all my life! I am all for this book :D!

    1 · July 24, 2014

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