Meetup December 2013 - 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.

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  • Edie

    Ugh! I have a stomach bug. Was hoping to make it, but don't want to infect y'all!!

    December 17, 2013

  • Cindy A

    I'm sorry I'm not going to be able to make it this evening.

    December 17, 2013

  • Stefanie Z.

    I'm so sorry but I won't be able to make it tomorrow. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!! See you in January.

    December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry i can't make it...

    December 14, 2013

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