Boston Readers - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

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.

 

It's been great to see so many new faces lately!  Remember, both new members and seasoned veterans, Bar Lola generously lets us meet for no charge, so let's each show our appreciation with a drink order, or even some food.  We all should pitch in to show our gratitude.  Thanks guys!

 

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  • Jennifer

    What's the next book?

    July 25, 2013

  • Jackie D.

    Sorry couldn't make it, ran late because of traffic and then no parking. Too bad, it was a great book!

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the last minute cancel. Great book - I just overestimated my stamina after just getting back from a 12-hr time difference. I'll join next time!

    July 23, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I started the book way too late and hardly done. I'm loving it and don't want to know the ending. So I'm not going to come :(

    July 23, 2013

  • Dana

    I loved this book and was super-excited to discuss it! But my husband is being sick and needy today so I won't be able to make it. Hope to see you all next month.

    July 23, 2013

  • Veena H.

    Sorry to cancel last minute but have to work. Hope to make it next time.

    July 22, 2013

  • Erin H.

    I love this book! Great choice guys!

    June 20, 2013

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