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Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple September Regular Pick

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel 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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  • Liz B

    Thanks everyone for coming out, great book, great conversation.

    September 20, 2013

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    A former member

    Thank you Liz! The venue, book, and discussion were all fun. See you on the trails.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Kristen

    Coming, but will be late. Sorry!

    September 18, 2013

  • Liz B

    Reservations are confirmed for tonight at Sarah's Vineyard. We will be sitting outside, it is supposed to be 70 degrees so it should be a great night for it. See everyone tonight, reservations are under my last name Boltuc and book club.

    September 18, 2013

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