Where'd You Go, BernadetteDownloadable Audiobook - 2013
Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadettes intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughters role in an absurd world.
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JCLKatieS Nov 14, 2015
This is a truly creative and hilarious story that will tug at your heart strings as you follow young Bee as she searches for her mother Bernadette. I laughed out loud while reading this and you will too!
JCLHopeH Oct 19, 2014
Random, quirky and a lot of fun. Embrace the over-the-top storyline and enjoy the adventurous tale.
JCLGreggW Mar 25, 2013
Sharper than a drawer full of Ginsu knives, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" is one of the most pleasurable books I've read in recent memory. Semple, a former TV writer, centers this story around school-aged Bee, a student at a Seattle private school, her Microsoft exec and TED-talker dad E... Read More »
JCLEmilyW Aug 15, 2013
Discussion date: February 20, 2014
When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.
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" One of the main reasons I don't like leaving the house is because I might find myself face-to-face with a Canadian. Seattle is crawling with them. You probably think, U.S./Canada, they're interchangeable because they're both filled with English-speaking, morbidly obese white people. Well Manjula, you couldn't be more mistaken."-Excerpt from an email Bernadette sent to her virtual assistant Manjula
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette is one of the quirkiest books of the year. It is a satire of the rich and the lifestyles of Seattle and Microsoft, but is dead on funny. Told through the voice of Bernadette's teenage daughter Bee (short for Balashnika) and vairous e-mails, text messages and other communications. Hysterical!
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