Where'd You Go, Bernadette

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Orion, Jun 7, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Bernadette Fox is notorious.

To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she's his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife.

To fellow mothers at the school gate, she's a menace.

To design experts, she's a revolutionary architect.

And to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, quite simply, mum.

Then Bernadette disappears. And Bee must take a trip to the end of the earth to find her.

WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is a compulsively readable, irresistibly written, deeply touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's place in the world.

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

User Review  - Karen Core - Book Verdict

What does a genius architect do when the neighbor with whom she's been feuding destroys her greatest work of art? In Semple's second novel (after This One is Mine) she moves from the scene of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Isabel Allende - Goodreads

Where'd you go Bernardette, by Maria Semple is simple a riot of a book. I laughed so uncontrollably in the plane that some passengers complained. A Seattle teenage girl tells the story of how and why ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Maria Semple worked in Los Angeles as a television writer for 15 years, working on hit shows including ELLEN, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, MAD ABOUT YOU and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? was shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction, and won the 2013 Melissa Nathan Award. Maria lives in Seattle.

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