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Where'd You Go Bernadette: A Novel
by Maria Semple
fiction
From The Jacket: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 daughter’s unflinching love for her imperfect mother.
If you enjoyed THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein, then grab this wonderful book. It delivers the same feel good read. The essence of this book is the flawed characters and how they struggle to make their way in the world. Excellent!
by-Andrea - PBR 2013/01/27, 08:55 AM
 
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