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The (Future) Vista Cañas Library

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

(1 customer review)

Author: Maria Semple

Length: 330 pages
Type: Fiction, Physical Book
Genre: General, Chick Lit/Women’s Fiction, Mystery

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“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 her best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette vanishes. It all 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, and secret correspondence — creating a compulsively readable and surprisingly touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world.”


1 review for Where’d You Go, Bernadette

  1. Janet Dore

    Where are you Bernadette? I need you as my bestie.

    This was a fun, light-hearted and quick read. The fact that it actually dealt with pretty serious topics—giving up on dreams, anxiety, PTSD from raising a sick child, dealing with catty women, marital infidelity, etc.—was a bit strange for me. I’ve no doubt this book would have made my all-time favorites list if the writing style had been more serious.

    As it was, I enjoyed it. Over time, I think my crush on Bernadette will be forgotten. But, it was good while it lasted!

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