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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Maria Semple

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

'Like A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD written by Tina Fey' (Sam Baker, RED). The 2013 Women's Prize shortlisted, NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig and Billy Crudup.

'Like A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD written by Tina Fey' Sam Baker, RED MAGAZINE
Shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction
A NEW YORK TIMES bestseller

COMING SOON: The film adaptation, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig and Billy Crudup

Bernadette Fox is notorious.

To Elgie Branch, a Microsoft wunderkind, she's his hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled wife.
To fellow mothers at the school gate, she's a menace.
To design experts, she's a revolutionary architect.
And to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, quite simply, mum.

Then Bernadette disappears. And Bee must take a trip to the end of the earth to find her.

WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is a compulsively readable, irresistibly written, deeply touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's place in the world.

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Praise for Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • Extremely funny, often laugh-out-loud so ... with her penchant for unexpected twists and smart jet-propelled dialogue, Semple has a way of combining a technologically savvy, ice-cool wit with a stealthy ability to show gradually a character's warmer side - SUNDAY TIMES

  • The characters in BERNADETTE may be in real emotional pain, but Semple has the wit and perspective and imagination to make their story hilarious. I tore through this book with heedless pleasure

  • A clever, witty page-turner with sparkling dialogue, some hilarious episodes and a heart that gradually melts - MAIL ON SUNDAY

  • [A] deeply touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's place in the world. A seriously compulsive read - STYLIST

  • In what is at times a sad and painful tale about family dysfunction, black comedy waylays sentimentality . . . a witty, thrilling adventure about creation, destruction, the Antarctic - and the maternal bond - OBSERVER

  • The funniest book I've read in a decade. I laughed to the point of crying on an airplane. My wife thought I'd lost my mind until she read it a few days later - MARIE CLAIRE

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Maria Semple

Maria Semple spent fifteen years in Los Angeles as a television writer, working on hit shows including ELLEN, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, MAD ABOUT YOU and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. Her second novel, WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE, was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction and won the 2013 Melissa Nathan Award. Maria lives in Seattle.

www.mariasemple.com

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