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Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel

Author: Maria Semple
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Back Bay paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Semple
ISBN: 9780316204262 0316204269 9780606317221 9780316388351 0316388351 0606317228
OCLC Number: 806015802
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in 2012. Reprinted in paperback in 2013 with a reading group guide.
Description: 330, 6 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Where did you go, Bernadette
Responsibility: Maria Semple.

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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.

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