Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

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OVERVIEW

 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.

PRODUCT INFO

  • Publisher : Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (April 2, 2013)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0316204269
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0316204262
  • Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.55 x 1.2 x 8.25 inches