Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.25 × 2.17 × 0.39 in
Published: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316204269
ISBN - 13: 9780316204262
About the Book
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a friend and mom. Then Bernadette disappears. Bee compiles e-mail messages, official documents, and secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel.
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Maria Semple ''s first novel, This One is Mine , was set in Los Angeles, where she also wrote for television shows including Arrested Development , Mad About You , and Ellen . She escaped from Los Angeles and lives with her family in Seattle , where her second novel takes place.
"To say this book is quirky would be something of an
understatement. It is also very funny, snarky, smart, occasionally
confusing, and cleverly constructed."-Aspen Daily