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Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.is definitely a quirky story. The movie adaptation of this book is coming out close to Mother’s day, so I am listening in the hopes of seeing it soon. I am not sure if I enjoy the narrator or not. However, the character of Bernadette is an eccentric woman who reminds me quite a bit of Larry David for some reason.
Where’D you Go, Bernadette
Author: Maria Semple
Narrator: Kathleen Wilhoite
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: August 14, 2012
Bernadette 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 Bernadette is 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.
Book Quotes: Where’D You Go Bernadette
“You don’t remember?” I said. “You told me when I started Galer Street that if I got perfect grades the whole way through, I could have anything I wanted for a graduation present.”
“I do remember,” mom said. “It was to ward off further talk of a pony.”
“That’s what I wanted when I was little,” I said. “But now I want something different. Aren’t you curious what it is?”