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Where'd You Go, Bernadette - review - Maria Semple

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MAMA DRAMA This quirky book follows a daughter on the hunt for her brilliant, yet nutty mother

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Maria Semple
publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

Most teens think their parents are nuts, but Bee has hard proof: emails, faxes, and FBI documents forming a disturbing portrait of her brilliant mother, Bernadette Fox. Once a revered architect, Bernadette has become such a neurotic mess that she outsources her simplest errands to a virtual assistant in India. When Bernadette suddenly disappears, Bee follows her mother’s unusual paper trail to track her down. Semple, who wrote for TV’s Arrested Development, has imagined a comic, often frustrating, but ultimately engrossing and whip-smart modern epistolary novel in Where’d You Go, Bernadette. B+