By Maria Semple
Original, witty hunt for Bernadette
So fun – this entertaining, witty book starts out with the question – where are you, Bernadette? – and then races us back to the roots of her mysterious disappearance. Through a parade of emails and letters and reports lots of hints and motives and characters come to life, especially Bernadette and her daughter, Bee.
This structure initially makes Bernadette a little nutty and distant. But gradually we’re able to piece together bits of her past that explain her erratic behavior. The story is fun, warm, totally original. Can’t wait for the movie!