Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Maria Semple

A compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opi...nionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's 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 daughter's role in an absurd world.
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Napriek tomu, že v decembri bolo veľa voľných dní - niektorí mali voľno v škole, iní si ho urobili v práci, som prečítala iba 4 knihy. Presne som splnila svoju ročnú reading challenge, čo ma uspokojilo, ale zároveň viem, že to mohlo byť aj lepšie. Ku každej knihe napíšem krátke zhrnutie a hodnotenie. Keďže na dlhé recenzie nie je vždy čas, aspoň takto v krátkosti by som sa chcela vždy[...]

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A compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she'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 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's 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 daughter's role in an absurd world.