[]
[]

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

A Novel
Semple, Maria (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Print

Item Details

To her Microsoft-guru husband, Bernadette's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to her 15-year-old, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears.
Authors: Semple, Maria
Statement of Responsibility: Maria Semple
Title: Where'd you go, Bernadette
a novel
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 330 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary: To her Microsoft-guru husband, Bernadette's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to her 15-year-old, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears.
Subject Headings: Women architects Washington (State) Seattle Fiction Missing persons Fiction Phobias Fiction Antarctica Fiction Mothers and daughters Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Women architects
Missing persons
Phobias
Mothers and daughters
Alternate Title: Where did you go, Bernadette
LCCN: 2011040639
ISBN: 9780316204279
0316204277
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Research Call Number: JFE 12-6705
MARC Display»

From the critics


Library Staff

Bee's crazy, genius Mom goes missing and Bee decides to go find her.


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Jul 26, 2014
  • brigittereads rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

so good. it was witty, funny, heart-breaking. ugh! loved it!

"As a reward for her academic achievements, eighth-grader Bee Branch has been promised a trip to Antarctica (Bee's choice) by her parents, tech guru Elgin Branch and architect Bernadette Fox. However, Bee's dream soon becomes a nightmare when Bernadette -- whose creative genius is outstripped only by her social anxiety and agoraphobia -- disappears. Bee's efforts to recover her mother involve the compilation of the emails, faxes, official documents, and letters that form the basis of this delightful, charming, witty novel." Fiction A to Z July 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/b4f6ee64-db77-4e52-b8b4-047c4a840df7?postId=68a5ce8f-6d53-453a-a4fa-045bd063b705

Brilliantly funny, highly engaging. This novel was so enjoyable to read that I didn't even bother skipping ahead.

Apr 24, 2014
  • ssn1205 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Truly enjoyed this novel, especially the many references to the Pacific NW. Bernadette was a wonderful character as were her "antagonists". Great read!

Apr 24, 2014
  • multcolib_alisonk rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you enjoy stories where you get a chance to see a story from many perspectives; if you like a strong sense of place; and if you enjoy quirky people trying to slot themselves into everyday life, this is the book for you.

Apr 17, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bernadette is quite the odd woman and so is this book. It is a fun and fast read.

Mar 06, 2014
  • madison382 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If you are looking for a deep book, this is not the one. I enjoyed it because it was funny and light.

Feb 13, 2014
  • kisamos rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Surprised by all the hype this book got. It is mediocre writing at best and the story is just plain goofy. Its one redeeming factor is that it is about Seattle for those who value that. Otherwise, save your brain cells for something that has more to offer.

Jan 24, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this book! What a fun and quick litlte read, would recommend it.

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

Mar 17, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

jescar82 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

Jul 07, 2013
  • darcerama rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Chihulys are the pigeons of Seattle. They're everywhere, and even if they don't get in your way, you can't help but build up a kind of antipathy toward them. --Page 162, paperback edition.

Videos

Add a Video

A Summer Satire: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Wall Street Journal interview with Maria Semple on Where'd You Go, Bernadette.

Mar 03, 2014
  • lilmisslibrary rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Book Trailer for Where'd You Go Bernadette

Hachette Australia Books book trailer

Maria Semple pitches "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" to Seattle book folk

Super cute book trailer of author pitching her new book to Seattle booksellers, plus Tom Skerritt!

Find it at NYPL

  Loading...

Buy It Now

Support your library, keep it forever!

View Purchase Options Learn more about this program

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

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

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.


I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings


Recommendations

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.