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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.

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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Plot took a wild turn into silliness
February 21st, 2015
I was enjoying this book up until the last third when it made a wild left turn and just got ridiculous. It was so farcical, I expected one of them to wake up and find out was all a dream.
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Fun read!
February 2nd, 2015
Loved the book! A good story, interesting characters, a few laugh out loud moments and an ending that tied up all the loose ends. I definitely recommend it!
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Better than I expected
July 15th, 2014
I got off to a slow start with this one. I didn't really like it, but as I continued the characters became more interesting and the story really got going. Quirky and funny, a really entertaining book.
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1 person found this helpful
July 3rd, 2014
This book was smart and funny. The characters are well written and you get pulled into the story. I read this book in a few days.
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Awesome story
June 23rd, 2014
Love this book!! Its refreshing and new and the characters have depth and growth
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Where'd you go?
June 12th, 2014
Overall good book. I finished it, liked the ending, but could have done without about 40 of the pages 2/3s in.
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Alright.
May 26th, 2014
I didn't love it...I didn't hate it. Writing style a bit confusing in the beginning. Didn't seem realistic. An easy read, good for summer maybe.
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Loved it!
April 3rd, 2014
Hilarious, witty and insiteful! I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to discuss it this month's book club.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
January 27th, 2014
This book was a fun, fast read. The author keeps you interested throughout the entire book. With a lot of books that I read, I end up skimming over paragraphs because they are so drawn out, but this book was not like that.
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
January 21st, 2014
If a book can be slapstick, this is. Laugh out loud funny.
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Where'd You Go Bernadette?
December 2nd, 2013
An interesting book that is somewhat slow to start but has an interesting ending. The book is told through the eyes of Bee, an eighth grader who is articulate and bright. It all comes together at the end.
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October 9th, 2013
I devoured this book in just under 24 hours, would've been shorter if it weren't for having to take care of my kids. I really liked it, definitely would recommend it to anyone looking for a good read.
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Amazing book
September 17th, 2013
I could barely put this book down.
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Funny and Clever
September 10th, 2013
A joy to read.
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Hilarious and engaging.
February 9th, 2013
Loved this wacky book. The writing style is unique and engaging, and the story is hilarious. Definitely read it!
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