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Get Lit

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

2019-11-12 19:00:00 2019-11-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago Get Lit Bettendorf Public Library

Tuesday, November 12
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-11-12 19:00:00 2019-11-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago Get Lit Join us for a Get Lit book discussion of Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Bettendorf Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Junior League Program Room

Join us for a Get Lit book discussion of Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

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 her best friend and, simply, Mom. 

Then Bernadette vanishes. It all 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, and secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and surprisingly touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

Get Lit is a book discussion group for those adventurous souls who would like to read a little something different. We meet at Crawford Brew Works (3659 Devils Glen Road). No reservations are needed and participants do not need to finish the book or like the book to join in the discussion. Can't make the meeting? Join us online in our Goodreads group Get Lit - Bettendorf Public Library. For more information please call 563-344-5707 or email

Get Lit is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

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Bettendorf Public Library
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