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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

ISBN-10: 0316204269

ISBN-13: 9780316204262

Edition: N/A

Authors: Maria Semple

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" I tore through this book with heedless pleasure."- Jonathan Franzen, author ofFreedomBernadette Fox has vanished.When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of trying to live the Seattle life she never wanted, Ms. Fox is on the brink of a meltdown. And after a school fundraiser goes disastrously awry at her hands, she disappears, leaving her family to pick up the pieces.Which is exactly what Bee does, weaving together an elaborate web of emails, invoices, and school memos that reveals a secret past Bernadette has been hiding for decades.Where'd You Go Bernadetteis an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are, and the power of a daughter's love for her mother.
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Book details

List price: $22.49
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 4/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Maria Semple worked as a television writer in Los Angeles for fifteen years, working on hit shows including Ellen, Saturday Night Live, Mad About You and Arrested Development. Her first novel, This One is Mine, was described as `shocking, memorable, scathing, funny, delightful, hilarious and exquisite'. She lives in Seattle.