“Hilarious & heartfelt…”Maria Semple’s modern epistolary novel is hilarious and heartfelt, following 15-year-old Bee as she tries to solve the apparent mental breakdown and disappearance of her mother just before a family trip to Antarctica.
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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.