Where’d You Go, Bernadette
If you are looking for an entertaining book this fall, you will want to check out Where’d You Go, Bernadette, a novel by Maria Semple. I couldn’t put it down and I laughed out loud–my top two criteria for a rollicking good read.
Using an epistolary construct, Maria Semple tells Bernadette’s story, and into this tale she weaves a TED talk, Microsoft corporate culture, bitchy PTA mothers and neighbors, Antarctica, acronym overuse, green architecture, Seattle (oh, she has lots to say about Seattle!), Russian mafia, seasickness, over-hyphenated names, robotics, psychiatrists, motherhood, police reports, and dysfunctional families. This book is utterly delightful, wicked, clever and fun.