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Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316204279 (0316204277)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 330
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Runaway....
Wow. So this book bounced all over the place and my brain still feels fizzy because there was a lot of things going on, but boy did I love this book! I loved Bernadette, Bee, their weird dog Ice Cream, and I loved the emails and letters between two women who I would have throttled if I ever met in r...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.0 Best Quirky Characters I've Met in a While
Well this was a fun indulgence with the best quirky characters I've met in a while. Bernadette, her family and the other characters in town were a trip. Her daughter may be one of the more wise teenagers I've met in books from a parent's angle. She also has devastatingly good taste in music, and she...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it
4.0 Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Bernadette Fox is a brilliant architect and semi-recluse who employs a virtual assistant called Manjula to handle most of her routine affairs and minimize how much she needs to interact with her fellow humans in Seattle. Bernadette's husband, Elgin Branch, is a renowned programmer at Microsoft know...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
4.0 Where'd You Go, Bernadette
At first I thought this was going to be a book that derived its humor from a character who didn't know what a pill she was, but it was much better than that one trick character joke. The world of this book is a little more saturated, a little more magical than the real world (maybe that's what being...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it
4.0 Where'd You Go, Bernadette
At first I thought this was going to be a book that derived its humor from a character who didn't know what a pill she was, but it was much better than that one trick character joke. The world of this book is a little more saturated, a little more magical than the real world (maybe that's what being...
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