April Book Club: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Today, as the last of the month, would typically be the day to discuss The Goldfinch, our book club book for March. However, I’ve still got a quarter left. So in order to do it the justice it deserves, we’ll move the wrap up discussion to April 15th.

But in the meantime, I went ahead and picked a shorter book for April so that we could continue on if you’re not reading The Goldfinch or if you’re finished already (cough, cough…overachiever…cough).where'd you go, BernadetteApril’s Book Club pick on Love Ya Bean It is Where’d You Go, Bernadette?Β  Now, as always, I’ll be going the audio route via Audible, but you can always get it online or at a local bookstore…whatever your preference.

Here are the book details to strike your fancy…or not πŸ™‚

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.

For all of your book snobs, you’ll be happy to know that the NY Times, NPR and lots of others have spoken very highly of this book. I tend to choose my books by how much I enjoy the typeface and the design on the cover (look at all the gorgeous hand-lettering these days)…just kidding. Sort of. That’s only how I choose my wine and which blogs to follow. Anyways, hope y’all will join me (after we finish the Goldfinch that is).

 

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6 thoughts on “April Book Club: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

  1. I always judge my books and wine by their labels/covers. It worked for this book, pretty positive I laughed heartily while reading this one.

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