Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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This book is a compilation of emails, notes and other documents pieced together by Bernadette's daughter, Bee to tell the story of her missing, agoraphobic mother. The characters are lovable, quirky and dysfunctional. It's a fun book with a little bit of mystery to keep you interested.
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 disa... Read More »
When her notorious, hilarious, talented, and agoraphobic mother goes missing from their Seattle home, teenage Bee begins a search that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her. The Northwestern lifestyle is artfully skewed by Semple as this mystery leads to an unexpectedly satisfying end... Read More »
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette is one of the quirkiest books of the year. It is a satire of the rich and the lifestyles of Seattle and Microsoft, but is dead on funny. Told through the voice of Bernadette's teenage daughter Bee (short for Balashnika) and vairous e-mails, text messages and other communications. Hysterical!
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