Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Large Print / Hardcover)

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When Bobby, Will and I all love a novel, you know something unusual is
going on. In this case it's a funny, edgy, good-hearted send-up of all
things Seattle; in particular a badly-located, upper-crust private
school. But behind all the cleverness is a really touching, often
hilarious story about an off-kilter but loving family. Add a little
adventure, a little infidelity, the gradual revealing of the secrets of
the back-story, and you have a very satisfying read. I became quite
attached to this family of three and I'm hoping for a sequel.

— Mary

When Bobby, Will and I all love a novel, you know something unusual is going on. In this case it's a funny, edgy, good-hearted send-up of all things Seattle; in particular a badly-located, upper-crust private school. But behind all the cleverness is a really touching, often hilarious story about an off-kilter but loving family. Add a little adventure, a little infidelity, the gradual revealing of the secrets of the back-story, and you have a very satisfying read. I became quite attached to this family of three and I'm hoping for a sequel.

— Mary

Description


" I tore through this book with heedless pleasure."
- Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom
Bernadette Fox has vanished.
When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of trying to live the Seattle life she never wanted, Ms. Fox is on the brink of a meltdown. And after a school fundraiser goes disastrously awry at her hands, she disappears, leaving her family to pick up the pieces.
Which is exactly what Bee does, weaving together an elaborate web of emails, invoices, and school memos that reveals a secret past Bernadette has been hiding for decades. "Where'd You Go Bernadette" is an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are, and the power of a daughter's love for her mother.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781410453068
ISBN-10: 1410453065
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: December 26th, 2012
Pages: 479
Language: English