Where’d You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple


The mother-daughter relationship in this book stretches to the end of the earth . . . And I'm not kidding. When was the last time you read a book set in Antarctica? I was laughing out loud in restaurants all over NYC reading this book. And I never laugh reading books . . . Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The mother-daughter relationship in this book stretches to the end of the earth . . . And I'm not kidding. When was the last time you read a book set in Antarctica? I was laughing out loud in restaurants all over NYC reading this book. And I never laugh reading books . . .  


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Publisher’s Description:

*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett*

A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.

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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