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bernadetteWhere'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple
Thursday, July 17th
7 p.m.
Second Floor Conference Room

Join us to discuss the satirical novel, Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. 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 genera--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.

Read the New York Times Review here.

Copies of the book are available upon registration, which begins June 16, and is open to those who work or reside in Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township. You may register online through the Schedule of Events calendar at www.rhpl.org or by calling 650-7130. For further information, please contact Rebekah at 248-650-7132 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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