Book Quotes: Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Book Quotes: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria 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

Where'd You Go BernadetteTitle: Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Author: Maria Semple
Narrator: Kathleen Wilhoite
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: August 14, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):

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?”

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About Maria Semple

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Maria Semple's first novel, This One is Mine, was set in Los Angeles, where she also wrote for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She escaped from Los Angeles and lives with her family in Seattle, where her second novel takes place.
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26 thoughts on “Book Quotes: Where’d You Go, Bernadette

  1. Jenny B says:

    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

  2. Jaime Lester says:

    This actually sounds quite intriguing. And I am a fan of the cover. Now I am going to check out the movie trailer!

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