good read: where'd you go, bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette kindle coverWhere'd You Go, Bernadettee by Maria Semple is about Bernadette, an increasingly anti-social stay at home mom who hires a virtual assistant from India to do everything from grocery shopping to planning the vacation she and her husband promised their daughter.  Bernadette's husband is a Microsoft-guru who is loved by his co-workers.  

Bernadette disappears surrounding the family's upcoming trip to Antarctica.  Her daughter Bee is determined to find her.  

I loved this book for several reasons.  First, it was funny.  It pokes fun at the "Subaru parents" of Seattle, which is always good for a laugh.  I also enjoyed the format of the book.  It is comprised mostly of emails, letters, and "official" documents collected by Bee to piece together the story of Bernadette's disappearance.  

It was a very quick read for me (two days), and I would highly recommend this to anyone.  

Here's the link to the Kindle version (currently only $4.66!) on Amazon or the paperback version if you prefer real books!