Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

9780316204262_p0_v2_s260x420This is not a real question. It’s a newish novel by Maria Semple. And I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It’s mostly original, comprised of emails and letters, as well as traditional prose.

Some will say it’s not very believable. But I would argue that Semple had me believing every oddball premise and eccentric detail of this family’s life.

From the inside flap: “…an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are. It is also a riotous satire of privilege and an unsentimental but powerful story of a daughter’s unflinching love for her imperfect mother.”

A darn good read, this one.

Other really good books I’ve finished recently…

David & Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell

I Wear The Black Hat – Chuck Klosterman

The Dog Stars – Peter Heller

A Light Between Oceans – ML Stedmanbooks_old

The China Study and Whole – both by T. Colin Campbell

The Dinner – Herman Koch

The Freedom of Self-Forgiveness – Tim Keller

Father & Son – Larry Brown

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

Salt Sugar Fat – Michael Moss

Sweet Tooth – Ian Mcewan

The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

We Live In Water – Jess Walter

The Memory of Running – Ron Mclarty

The One Thing – Gary Keller

So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Cal Newport

The Practicing Mind – Thomas M. Sterner

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