Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria SempleWhere'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

byMaria Semple

Mass Market Paperback | August 26, 2014

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*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.
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.
Title:Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 6.88 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316333603

ISBN - 13:9780316333603

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quick read! This book was a very fun read, couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Witty and fun I haven't read a book like this in ages and truly enjoyed Bernadette's voice in the book! It was funny and adventurous.
Date published: 2017-02-21

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"Funniest book since the invention of the printing press."-Gary Shteyngart for Entertainment Weekly