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An Incredible Roller Coaster: Book Review - Where'd You Go Bernadette?

“Mom disappears into thin air two days before Christmas without telling me…”


A skittish woman in her fifties who hates the city she lives in, the mothers of the kids in her daughter's school and the world population in general. A fifteen year-old girl who has had an extraordinary childhood, now thrown in the middle of an extraordinary situation involving her family. A super genius coder who has won patents for his work in the field of artificial intelligence, but is slightly off when it comes to understanding the feelings of the people closest to him. An overzealous secretary who is best pals with the one person who is responsible for turning a mole into a mountain (who also happens to have the genius coder's ear) ends up stirring trouble where there never was. Add to the mix a psychiatrist who, despite having been specially called in as a favour, botches a psychiatric intervention; and you have a superb roller coaster ride called Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple!…

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