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Plainsboro Library Book Club

 

Book Club Selection: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple


Date:  Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time:  7:00 to 8:15pm
Location: 2nd Floor—History Room

Copies of the book are available for borrowing.
Please inquire at the Reference Desk.

 

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
         - from the publisher

Meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the History Room.  

A list of the book club's past selections are available here.