Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2013) by Maria Semple was a book I first heard of through the many Cannonball reviews posted this year. It didn’t strike my interest at first; it sounded too weird. But the reviews kept coming in, and I even saw a Facebook friend gushing about it. I don’t like to feel left out, so I got myself on the lengthy wait list at the library. And I was not disappointed. I couldn’t put it down, and instead of doing the many productive things that I had planned, I finished this one in one day.
This book is part mystery, part biting social satire, part comedy, and part family drama. Semple does a fantastic job of mixing everything together and telling a sweet, funny, and above all incredibly original story.
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