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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
Setting
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Alex Award, 2013.
Awards note
Alex Award winner, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10129928
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Semple, Maria
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3619.E495
LC item number
W54 2012
Literary form
novels
Reading level
5.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epistolary Novels (books written in letters, texts, emails, journal entries, etc.)
  • Women architects
  • Missing persons
  • Phobias
  • Antarctica
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Women architects
  • Phobias
  • Antarctica
  • Mother-daughter relationship
  • Seattle, Wash.
  • Missing persons
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Phobias
  • Women architects
  • Antarctica
  • Washington (State)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Phobias
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women architects
  • Missing persons
  • Antarctica
Label
Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel, Maria Semple
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn756585911
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780316204279
Lccn
2011040639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780316204279
System control number
(OCoLC)756585911
Label
Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel, Maria Semple
Publication
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
ocn756585911
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780316204279
Lccn
2011040639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780316204279
System control number
(OCoLC)756585911

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