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

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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


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594136313
ISBN-10: 1594136319
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: April 9th, 2013
Pages: 478
Language: English
Series: Basic