Page to Screen: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

805 Reads Book Club
805 Reads Book Club
Public group

Regal Edwards Camarillo Palace & IMAX

680 Ventura Blvd · Camarillo, CA

How to find us

After the movie we will meet in the Lobby and we will walk to Panera, to discuss the book and the movie

Location image of event venue


Page to Screen: Where the love of books and movies meet. We will read the book, watch the movie and discuses both over coffee or a meal. (Theater location and movie time will be announced the Wednesday prior to the meet up event)

Book: Where'd You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
Movie: Where'd You Go, Bernadette on Sunday 8/18

A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this whip-smart and "divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times).

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 her best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette vanishes. It all 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, and secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and surprisingly touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.