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Publisher Description

A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this whip-smart and "divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times).
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 her best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette vanishes. It all 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, and secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and surprisingly touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
KW
Kathleen Wilhoite
LENGTH
09:35
hr min
RELEASED
2012
August 14
PUBLISHER
Hachette Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
402.2
Mb

Customer Reviews

Belisas ,

Perfect commuter book

This book is great. I love the story and the way it is constructed. I have one hour each way commute. I was literally looking forward to it just to listen to this book. Amazing narrator. Love it. I want to listen to it again!

d*riley ,

Truly great!

I am already missing the characters. I really loved this audiobook. The narrator was sublime!

Lbukoski ,

Pulled me in from the beginning

I finished this book last night and I'm missing it already. I rarely feel that way about a book anymore. The narrator was the best I've ever heard!!

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