Where'd You Go, Bernadette (FTI)
To her Microsoft- guru husband, Bernadette is 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's a best friend and, simply, Mom. Bee has aced her report card and claimed her reward: a family trip to Antarctica.
For Bernadette, who has become increasingly agoraphobic, such a trip is problematic. Then Bernadette disappears.
Maria Semple spent fifteen years in Los Angeles as a television writer, working on hit shows including ELLEN, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, MAD ABOUT YOU and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. Her second novel, WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE, was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction and won the 2013 Melissa Nathan Award. Maria lives in Seattle. www.mariasemple.com