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Author Semple, Maria, author

Title Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel / Maria Semple

Publisher New York : Back Bay Books, 2013, c2012


 Leisure Reading 3rd Floor  PS3619.E495 W54 2013    DUE 05-06-16
Call # PS3619.E495 W54 2013
Descript 330, 7 p. ; 21 cm
Note Originally published in hardcover in 2012. Reprinted in paperback in 2013 with a reading group guide
When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the Earth to find her. Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she is a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she is a disgrace; to design mavens, she is 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 e-mail messages, official documents, secret correspondence, creating a touching novel about a family coming to terms with who they are, and the power of a daughter's love for her imperfect mother
Subject Women architects -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Fiction
Missing persons -- Fiction
Phobias -- Fiction
Antarctica -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Seattle (Wash.) -- Fiction
Seattle (Wash.) stg
Domestic fiction
Alt Title Where did you go, Bernadette