First of all, congratulations to Sarah for winning a free book for last month’s book discussion! You can read about our conversation about baby bath photos, soapboxes, and skeleton airing here.
And the book of the month for July is . . . . Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.
Here’s the description from the jacket of her book:
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.
Remember, there will be a FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY for one lucky commenter!
Lisa Velthouse says
Looks hilarious. 🙂 And I cannot resist the opportunity to comment and potentially win something. It’s the Dutch blood. We love our freebies!
Stephanie Rische says
Oh, it would be so fun to hear your thoughts! It’s definitely quirky, but there’s some sobering stuff in it too. Looking forward to seeing what you think.