Adult Afternoon Book Club

July 25 2018

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Where'd you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Join us for a discussion of Where'd you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple​

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.

All are welcome and registration is not required. Copies of the next book are available at each meeting. 

  • Where: Sun Room
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