Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

This is my first blog post in awhile as our life has been crazy. We moved into a new home and have been trying to get settled. I have also been reading some here and there. I’m in the middle of two Pat Conroy books that I can’t wait to write reviews on. Right before we started moving, I started Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Title: Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Author: Maria Semple
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: August 2012
Format: Hardcover
Length: 335 pages

Bernadette Fox was previously an architect who quit her successful career when her husband moved to Seattle for his job at Microsoft. Bee, her daughter, is attending a local school by their home, but plans on attending boarding school. This leaves Bernadette wondering what she will do with all her time. She finds herself beginning to go crazy and disappears on a family trip. Bee tries to find her mother by going over her e-mails, documents and correspondence.

I really loved Where’d You Go, Bernadette? The story is quirky and full of humor, while also being relatable. I think everyone goes through a time in their life where they question what they should be doing and how their past has affected the present. The reader goes with Bernadette on her own journey that is a pleasure to read.

About the author

Maria Semple previously wrote for the televisions shows Mad About You, Ellen and Arrested Development. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and daughter. For more about Maria Semple, visit www.mariasemple.com

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