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Open Book Club

Island Book's open book club meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend. This month's choice is Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 12:30pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
98040 Mercer Island
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316204262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

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.