Lakeville Literary Club
Wednesday April 25, 2018
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pickup a the branch of their choice.
Participants must be registered by the first of the month in order to guarantee receiving that month's book before the discussion.
Please register by Phone at ext. 232
April Selection: Where’d You Go Bernadette? By Maria Semple
A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.
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.
Location: Lakeville Branch Library
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