Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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.
Publish date: 02-04-2013
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 330
Edition language: English
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...
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...
I’d had this book on my kindle for ages and when Char mentioned it and said her friend who never says anything is delightful, described it as exactly that,I thought I have to give this a go. The story is set in Seattle and is basically about the disappearance of Bernadette, if you hadn’t already g...
Audiobook-This book had me chuckling at the ridiculousness of the characters or ready to throw my ipod across the room in anger/sadness. It was such a roller-coaster, I wasn't sure how to feel when it ended. It felt unfinished the ending, i needed more wrap up, but I don't know if I could have taken...
I listened to this book as an unabridged audio read by Kathleen Wilhoite. Her narration made the book for me and I highly recommend reading it this way, if you can. Bernadette Day was once an award winning, up and coming architect but an event happened that pretty much destroyed her and now she’s ...