Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

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.

Title:Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316204279
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  • Jessica Jeffers

    A douche canoe that I (probably shouldn't have) dated for a couple months a few years ago once told me that I didn't like Glee because I didn't understand satire. I'd like to hand him this book and sa...

  • Patrick

    Just found this book in my luggage recently, I read it while traveling a while back, and never got around to recording it here. (This happens a lot...)I'm hesitant to assign a star rating here (more h...

  • Miranda Reads

    People like you must create. If you don't create, Bernadette, you will become a menace to society. Oh. My. Gawd. I love this so much. Bee Branch, genius daughter of the infamously famous Bernadette F...

  • Travis Fortney

    What we have here is a satirical epistolary novel about a bunch of whiny one percenters in Seattle. Ms. Semple is sending up Seattle elites, which here seem to be typified by Bernadette's husband Elgi...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    For the first time ever, I'm going with the Goodreads-appointed rating system. This book was simply "OK", therefore I am giving it 2 stars. I didn't hate it or anything, but it really didn't do anythi...

  • Ashley

    Well, let this be a lesson to those who would open their mouths and spew venom into the world. I once wrote very publicly and loudly on this here Goodreads that I could never love a satire -- don't ev...

  • Teodora

    3/5 ⭐Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺(Quick funny story: after I read how Bernadette had disappeared, my immediate Romanian reaction was: A dispărut ca măgarul în ceață! which...

  • Fabian

    Simply put: READ THIS, or you WILL have a supremely LAME life. This I solemnly swear...Yup, this is a total classic--a brilliant novel that the critics have hailed as impossibly LOL fuhu-nny. But I si...

  • Lormac

    There is a new genre of contemporary fiction in which believability is thrown out the window in favor of wacky plot machinations, but which is not satire because the emotions of the characters are too...

  • Richard Derus

    Pearl Ruled2017 UPDATE If you can even imagine such a thing, Richard Linklater is filming this craptastic insult to the word "chick lit"...in PITTSBURGH!!! No, no one'll notice it's not Seattle. It wi...