Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Where'd You Go, Bernadette / Maria Semple / 330 pgs
This is mostly an epistolary novel, though it is also narrated in sections by Bee Branch, a 15 year old girl, who sounds like a whiny brat in the audio book, but did not come across so in the print book. Her agoraphobic mother, Bernadette Fox, has gone missing, and it is through all of these letters, e-mails, and faxes that Bee is trying to piece together how, why, and where her mother disappeared.
The story is fun, funny, and kind of crazy. I enjoyed it back in 2014 when I first read it, and I still enjoyed it this past week, even if the audio book was not the best way to experience the book. The movie has been in development for quite a long time, with Cate Blanchett attached to star as Bernadette. Would recommend!