Item Details

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

Maria Semple
Format
Book
Published
New York : Back Bay Books, [2016]
Language
English
Variant Title
Where did you go, Bernadette
ISBN
9780316204262, 0316204269
Related Resources
Reading group guide
Summary
When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the Earth to find her. Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she is a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she is a disgrace; to design mavens, she is 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 e-mail messages, official documents, secret correspondence, creating a touching novel about a family coming to terms with who they are, and the power of a daughter's love for her imperfect mother.
Description
330 pages, 7 pages, 15 pages ; 21 cm
Notes
Originally published in hardcover in 2012. Reprinted in paperback in 2016 with a reading group guide and an excerpt from Today Will Be Different.
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