Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

Paperback | April 2, 2013

byMaria Semple

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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 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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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...

Maria Semple's first novel,This One is Mine, was set in Los Angeles, where she also wrote for television shows includingArrested Development,Mad About You, andEllen. She escaped fromLos Angelesand lives with her family inSeattle, where her second novel takes place.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316204269

ISBN - 13:9780316204262

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