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Whered You Go Bernadette: A Novel
Reviewed by- Andrea (2013/01/27, 07:20 AM)
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple is a fresh, funny, and original book I listened to on audio. It centers on Bernadette, a kooky wife and mother, who at one time was an accomplished architect. She’s now an agoraphobic who secretly uses an online assistant from India to help manage her life. Bernadette tries to cope with life's demands and to fulfill her role as wife and mother, but her life begins to unravel. Here the odyssey begins, the pressure mounts and Bernadette flees. Where did she go and why? Her young daughter Bee is convinced there must be a reason and she is determined to find her. Although it’s a cheerful and funny story, at its core, it’s a heartwarming story about the delicate relationship between a mother and daughter. The book is filled with loveable, flawed, well- developed characters whose struggles are universal and relatable. Semple provides an emotionally rewarding book that should definitely be on your to be read list. Share it with your Book Club.Back.

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