Saturday, 28 February 2015

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where'd You Go, Bernadette is not the sort of book I would normally read – to be honest the cover doesn't do anything for me.  But I read a post by Books A True Story which gave me a push to order it up from the library.  And I owe her for the recommendation.

This book is quirky – in a good way.  It is about a gifted woman who has retreated as a result of feeling a failure.  Both the woman, Bernadette, and her daughter Bee are well drawn.  The other characters are very slightly 'cartoonish' – but again this is not a criticism.

There are some very funny parts in the book.  And I did find it to be a page turner.  Overall, a very good read.


  1. Good to know!! I love to hear about a good book.....pehaps I can find it at MY library!!

  2. I've wondered about this book, but the title and cover don't give any clues to what it is about. Quirky and funny I can handle.

  3. I loved this one too and it's also not my normal kind of book. Quirky and fun!

  4. Funny thing about this book is that we started to read it in my book club - the male of the group (1 male, 2 females) chose it - and then he hated it so he chose a different book. Myself and the other female club member ended up really liking it, though.


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