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The Resource Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel, Maria Semple

Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel, Maria Semple

Label
Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel
Title
Where'd you go, Bernadette
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maria Semple
Title variation
Where did you go, Bernadette
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the Earth to find her. Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she is a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she is a disgrace; to design mavens, she is 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 e-mail messages, official documents, secret correspondence, creating a touching novel about a family coming to terms with who they are, and the power of a daughter's love for her imperfect mother
Summary
When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Alex Award, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10129928
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Semple, Maria
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women architects
  • Missing persons
  • Phobias
  • Antarctica
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Domestic fiction
  • Missing persons
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Domestic fiction
  • Missing persons
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Phobias
  • Women architects
  • Antarctica
  • Washington (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel, Maria Semple
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 2012. Reprinted in paperback in 2013 with a reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn806015802
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
330, 6 pages
Isbn
9780316204262
Lccn
2013013707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)806015802
Label
Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel, Maria Semple
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 2012. Reprinted in paperback in 2013 with a reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn806015802
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
330, 6 pages
Isbn
9780316204262
Lccn
2013013707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)806015802

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