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Brentwood - Diane Leslie's Book Group with Author discusses Maria Semple's "Where'd You Go, Bernadette"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Wednesday, January 1 at 5pm
Diane Leslie's Book Group with Author meets to discuss Maria Semple's debut novel, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, DATE AND TIME TBA.
The best part? Maria Semple will be joining in the discussion!
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 daughter’s unflinching love for her imperfect mother.
Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She has escaped from Los Angeles and lives with her family on an island off Seattle. Her first novel, This One Is Mine, was published in 2008.
There is a $20 fee for this event.
Location: Street: Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood Additional: Brentwood Country Mart - 225 26th Street, Suite 33 City: Brentwood, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
The Oxmoor Page Turners Book Club with Leslie West
Homewood Public Library, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6:30pm
Join us as we explore Maria Semple’s delightful novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette? 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. 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.
This book club meets every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Boardroom. Everyone welcome! (Muscogulus)
From Our Shelves Fiction Bookclub Meeting -- "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?"
Boulder Book Store, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7pm
From Our Shelves Fiction Bookclub is open to the public and meets at 7pm in the Upper North Room of Boulder Book Store on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Unless otherwise noted, the author will not be present at the discussion. Please join us!
For July, we will be reading and discussing Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple on July 23rd at *7:00pm*
Location: Street: 1107 Pearl St City: Boulder, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 80302 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Book Club! Every Third Thursday
Secret Garden Books, Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 6:30pm
You’re cordially invited to attend our every third Thursday of the month Book Club.
This month's book is Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.
Moderated by longtime bookseller Michelle and events gal Suzanne, our book club is multi-generational, friendly, casually well read, and one of the best groups to talk about a book with we've ever met!
There's no need to register or RSVP. Just show up and join the lively discussion. As always, our club books will be discounted 10% every month. Additionally, if your book club buys 3 or more copies of one title, we’ll happily discount any and all other book club’s titles too!
Location: Street: Secret Garden Additional: 2214 NW Market St City: Seattle, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98107-4024 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Maria Semple, Author of Where'd You Go Bernadette?
Watchung Booksellers, Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 7pm
Maria Semple, Where’d You Go Bernardette Wednesday, May 8th, 7-8pm Black sunglasses, check. Red lipstick, check. Girlfriends, champagne & noshies… check, check and check. Maria Semple joins us to chat about THE book, just in time for the release of the equally attractive paperback version. Just in case you have not yet read the book, here’s a taste. 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. Maria Semple was a staff writer for such TV hits as Ellen, Mad About You and Arrested Development. She is also the author of the novel This One is Mine. She lives with her family in Seattle, Washington. RSVP required. Please call the store at 973-744-7177 to reserve your spot.
Location: Street: 54 Fairfield St. City: Montclair, Province: New Jersey Postal Code: 07042-4137 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
The Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7pm
Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a satire about the perils of hyperactive modern parenting, what technology does to the family, and a quirky daughter’s search for her beloved, brilliant, misanthropic mother, Bernadette.
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 fifteen-year-old Bee, she’s simply Mom. When Semple’s story opens, Bernadette has disappeared and Bee begins a quest to find her.
Semple is the author of This One Is Mine. Before turning to fiction, she wrote for the television programs Mad About You, Ellen, and Arrested Development, and her writing has appeared in the New Yorker. Semple lives in Seattle, where she teaches fiction, studies poetry, and tries to stay off the Internet. (jasbro)
Free Library of Philadelphia - Maria Semple - Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Joseph Fox Bookshop, Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:30pm
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Maria Semple During her 15-year television career, screenwriter and Writers Guild Award nominee Maria Semple wrote for such shows as Mad About You, Saturday Night Live, Ellen, and Arrested Development. Her debut novel This One is Mine, called an “uncompromising and trenchantly funny portrait of Los Angeles life that rings uncomfortably true” (Sex and the City creator Darren Star) parodied the classic life of luxury and the ruinous choices made in the pursuit of happiness. Her new “divinely funny, many-faceted novel” (New York Times), Where’d You Go, Bernadette takes place in a satirized Seattle, examining misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an increasingly absurd world. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here
Location: Street: Free Library of Philadelphia Additional: 1901 Vine Street City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19103-5207 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Chicago Tribune Printers Row Journal, Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm
Meet novelist and screenwriter Maria Semple, who will discuss her second novel, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, a satirical look at modern parenting, teen angst and technology. Semple, whose first book, "This One is Mine," was set in Los Angeles, has set her new novel in her adopted city of Seattle.
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