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 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 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.
©2012 Maria Semple (P)2012 Hachette Audio
this audible had the wonderful combination of fantastic story and fabulous narration. the characters are quirky, lovable, and funny. the story had a very good pace. highly recommended!
Not my typical story, but started listening to it because my wife suggested it. Performance is great, story light and fun. Only a few swear words and adult concepts minimal, so fairly safe for teen listening.
I don't usually listen to books twice.
B, the child. Nthe was so precocious and sweet. I loved her sense of humor amd loyalty.
The scene where she talked about the weather man.
Quirky and Smart!
Loved the narrator. She was perfect!
It made me happy sometimes that's all I want from a book. I think I will listen to it again.
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