Wednesday, December 26, 2012

where'd you go, bernadette

Just before a family trip to Antarctica, Bernadette Fox disappears and her daughter, 15-year-old Bee, must find out what happened to her. Bernadette is a former architect living in Seattle with her husband, Elgin Branch, a genius who works for Microsoft. Their daughter, Bee, is extremely bright and on her way to boarding school in the fall. Bernadette is a bit crazy, relying on a virtual Indian assistant for daily tasks and always annoyed with the "gnats" (moms) of the other children children at Bee's school. But why has she disappeared?

A light, fun, quirky read. Written largely in letters, e-mails, and notes. When I heard that the author, Maria Semple, used to be a writer for the TV show Arrested Development, it made perfect sense. The characters are that perfect blend of crazy and funny.

TITLE: Where'd You Go, Bernadette
AUTHOR: Maria Semple
PUBLICATION DATE: 21 December 2012
DATE FINISHED: 26 December 2012
VERDICT: 4/5 stars. Very much recommended.

*P.S. If you want to know my one complaint with the book (and you've already read it, of course), visit my Goodreads review for a spoiler.

1 comment:

  1. I hope I can get to this one soon. It sounds like just the kind of book I need right now!

    Irene Jennings (CashFund)


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