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?”
26 thoughts on “Book Quotes: Where’d You Go, Bernadette”
Not my sort of read but it does sound like a fascinating story. This week I am featuring Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs – a new one by a favorite author. Happy reading!
I have wanted to read this one, too! I might have to listen to that audiobook. I think that I kind of like that narrator. LOL
I hope that you enjoy listening to it! 🙂
I’m curious! And I’d keep reading to find out what she wants.
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It is certainly an interesting request. 😉
I’ve heard so many good this about this book. I haven’t read it yet, but I hope you enjoy it.
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It is a pretty enjoyable read so far! 🙂
I liked this book a lot. So funny! I Hope you like it too! Happy weekend!
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It really is quite funny! 🙂
I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. It is quite silly and had so much more potential, but I suspect the silliness is why it was so popular. My Friday Quotes
I keep going back and forth wondering if it is a little over the top myself. 😉
I didn’t realize the movie was coming out so soon – I’ll still have to pick up the book. 🙂
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I actually think that the movie has a chance at being better than the book. I think some of the humour needs a visual. 😉
Hope you enjoy it! Happy reading! 🙂
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I NEED to read this book since it sounds AMAZING. Plus i’m a sucker for watching any book-to-movie adaptations and it would make the experience so much nicer if I read it first gahhh!
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I am crossing my fingers that this one is well adapted! 😉
I’ve always wanted to check this book out. I hope you enjoy the rest of this audio book. Happy listening!
I think I’ve seen the cover of this book before but never really checked out what it’s about. Now that I’ve read the synopsis it sounds like a nice mother/daughter story. Happy reading!
I’ve seen this book around on blogs and social media but I never took the time to read the synopsis and that + the quotes is making me really intrigued with it!
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It is a really quirky book. 😉
I read this book and loved it! I am so excited for the movie!
I think it is going to be such a fantastic movie! I hope that we both love it. 🙂
I think it’s great that a 15 year old considers her mom a best friend.
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The mother-daughter aspect of this story is really interesting! 🙂
This actually sounds quite intriguing. And I am a fan of the cover. Now I am going to check out the movie trailer!
It is a different kind of story. I can’t wait to see the direction that the movie goes in. 🙂