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Parnassus Book Club - Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

01/13/2014 6:30 pm

Please join moderator Kathy Schultenover and the Parnassus Book Club for a discussion of Maria Semple's hilarious epistolary novel, Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

About 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 mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

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ISBN-13: 9780316204262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books, 4/2013