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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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  • Hardcover
  • Aug.14.2012
  • 9780316204279
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  • Aug.14.2012
  • 9781478978947
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  • Paperback
  • Aug.14.2012
  • 9780316204262

Maria gives an overview of the book:

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 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 email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
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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 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 email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

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About Maria

Maria Semple was born in 1964 and spent her first two years in Spain where her father had gone to write a play, but instead ended up writing the pilot for the TV series Batman.  They packed up for Los Angeles, where Maria mainly remembers being driven around the hills in a...

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Dec.09.2008

This One Is Mine

By Maria Semple

Little Brown, 303 pages, $24.99

Dec. 4

A veteran TV comedy writer, recently relocated to Seattle, concocts a sharp-witted look at having it all...

Dec.09.2008

Los Angeles never looked so rich or so poor as it does in This One Is Mine.

This funny-tender send-up of the City of Angels is marked by whip-smart dialogue, skillful plot twists and gimlet-eyed...