Where'd You Go, Bernadette Most teens think their parents are nuts, but Bee has hard proof: emails, faxes, and FBI documents forming a disturbing portrait of her brilliant mother,… Where'd You Go, Bernadette Most teens think their parents are nuts, but Bee has hard proof: emails, faxes, and FBI documents forming a disturbing portrait of her brilliant mother,… 2012-08-14 Fiction Little, Brown and Company
Book Review

Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2012)

MAMA DRAMA This quirky book follows a daughter on the hunt for her brilliant, yet nutty mother
MAMA DRAMA This quirky book follows a daughter on the hunt for her brilliant, yet nutty mother
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 14, 2012; Writer: Maria Semple; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Most teens think their parents are nuts, but Bee has hard proof: emails, faxes, and FBI documents forming a disturbing portrait of her brilliant mother, Bernadette Fox. Once a revered architect, Bernadette has become such a neurotic mess that she outsources her simplest errands to a virtual assistant in India. When Bernadette suddenly disappears, Bee follows her mother's unusual paper trail to track her down. Semple, who wrote for TV's Arrested Development, has imagined a comic, often frustrating, but ultimately engrossing and whip-smart modern epistolary novel in Where'd You Go, Bernadette. B+

Originally posted Aug 08, 2012 Published in issue #1220-1221 Aug 24, 2012 Order article reprints
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