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Wine with the Author event with Maria Semple - Author of Where'd You Go Bernadette

04/30/2013 6:30 pm

We couldn't be more excited to welcome Maria Semple to Parnassus for a Wine with the Author event to celebrate the paperback release of Where'd You Go Bernadette

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.

Staff Recommendation from Marketing and Events Manager, Niki Castle:

This is an incredibly readable, funny-but-poignant novel about an agoraphobic/genius mother, Bernadette, who turns up missing, and her 15-year-old’s quest to find her mom. A modern-day epistolary told through emails, notes, and other ephemera from Bernadette’s life, Where’d You Go, Bernadette will keep you riveted until the last page.

About Wine with the Author:

Wine with the Author is a special series offered through the partnership of Parnassus Books and The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills. Upcoming Wine with the Author events include: Kevin Powers and Daphne Kalotay. 

Location: 
Street:
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Additional:
City:
Nashville
,
Province:
Tennessee
Postal Code:
37215
Country:
United States
$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780316204262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books, 4/2013