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Where'd You Go, Bernadette - A Novel-logo

Where'd You Go, Bernadette - A Novel

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathleen Wilhoite

Length:

9h 36m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:08


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

50:55


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

54:13


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

58:39


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

37:47


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

31:35


Part 3
Part 3

58:49


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

33:01


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

38:54


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

54:48


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

16:51


Part 6
Part 6

01:43:23


Part 7, Chapter 12
Part 7, Chapter 12

34:49


Part 7, Chapter 13
Part 7, Chapter 13

01:31