Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Where'd You Go, Bernadette


** Have you entered my giveaway for THE LOST SAINTS OF TENNESSEE yet? **

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
By Maria Semple
Publication Date: August 14

From Amazon:

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 mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.



What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link below!


41 comments:

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Interesting book! I love mysteries and hope she can find her mother.

k reads said...

Thanks for hosting this. I'm really enjoying being a part of Waiting on Wednesday.

ashelynn hetland said...

Oh that sounds like such an interesting book! Love the cover; so simplistic.

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

I've never heard of this book but it sounds very interesting! I love mysteries.:) Happy WoW!

Chapter by Chapter said...

This book sounds pretty interesting. I'm going to have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing =)

MaryAnn
Chapter by Chapter

Laura said...

I am a brand new book blogger and am so excited to participate!

Maria Behar said...

Hi! I'd just like to ask you a question. Something must be wrong with your linky, because every time I try to link up, I have to do it twice.

The first time I linked up today, I was blog #24. I decided to refresh the page, just in case. When I did, my blog was not on the list. So I linked up again, and my blog then appeared as number #30...Again I refreshed the page, just to make sure, and then my blog appeared as number #32! Why is this happening? Is there anything you can do to prevent this? My blog should have stayed at #24. Just wondering...

Maria Behar said...

Now I'd like to comment on the book you've chosen. I've never heard of it, but it does sound very interesting! It's also a quirky, unusual read. I find any book that departs to some extent from reality (which to me is unutterably boring!) to be compulsive reading! It also sounds like the characters and plot sparkle with humor. Another plus! So thanks for bringing this novel to the attention to all fugitives from that dreary land known as "the real world"! I'm hopping on board this fictional train in order to find out where this girl's mother went off to! (Maybe she decided to open up an ashram on the tundra...who knows?)
YAY for the defeat of (ho hum! reality!!!!!!

Maria @ http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

Hi! I'm a new WoW user and just wanted to say thanks! Plus, this book looks really cool! I have officially added it to my to-read list!

Thanks again! :)

xx
http://edandemreviews.blogspot.com/

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

A great WoW! It sounds like a great great.

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

I'm in love with this synopsis.

Thanks for hosting!

Vanya D. said...

Hahaha, another title I hadn't heard about. You amaze me with your choices every time :))

And my WoW is here

TG said...

That book sounds really interesting! And the artsy cover is fab.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing another great book....

Rachel Naddeo said...

Different pick! Sounds interesting. Thank you for hosting this meme :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I don't think this one would be for me, but I hope you like it Jill.

carly said...

I love mysteries & this looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.

My WOW: http://fictionfascination.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-10_22.html

Carly :)

Hollie said...

This doesn't sound like something I'd choose for myself, but it sounds so interesting I may have to check it out! Thanks for sharing! :)

Mel. said...

I've never heard of this book before, interesting!

My WoW:
http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Amy said...

Great pick! It sounds like my kind of book - can't wait to check it out. Thank you for sharing! :)

Here's mine:

http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-11.html

Lisa aka Rottweiler Lover said...

Thank you for hosting Waiting on Wednesday! My first post today! :-)

Amy said...

I really enjoy a good mystery book. That sounds interesting!

bermudaonion said...

I had no idea Maria Semple has a new book coming out! It looks and sounds cute!

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

Intriguing...mysteries always catch my interest!

Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books said...

Great pick, I really like the cover!

Check out my WOW.

Joy said...

Sounds great..love those mysteries.
Have fun reading and a great week!

Jacquelynne said...

Wow this sounds absolutely captivating!! I love mother, daughter books, and this one sounds wonderful! Great pick this week for your waiting on wednesday :)

Blood Sweat and Books said...

I've never heard of this one.

Frishawn Rasheed said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks so much for this wonderful meme.
Please come enter to win $50 Amazon GC here: http://wtfareyoureading.blogspot.com/p/literal-literal-rafflecopter-giveaway.html

Shawna Johnson said...

I've never heard of this book but it looks great. Who doesn't love mysteries?!
Happy Wednesday!

Karen said...

Interesting concept, great cover... I'd definitely pick it up if I saw it!

Valerie said...

I like the title. It's mysterious and interesting and empowering.
Check out mine here

Mag @ Geek Chic said...

Sounds cool!

My WoW

My Book Obssession said...

sounds interesting

Manda said...

Hmm, looks pretty interesting, and it's not even my usual read. The cover is really eye-catching. :)

Ashley said...

Ooh that sounds interesting! Definitely something different.

Here's mine!
http://quixoticallyuncharted.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Brittany said...

Looks really good love the cover!

Tevya said...

Looks interesting and fun!

Reading Lark After Dark (18+) Waiting on Wednesday: http://readinglarkafterdark.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-beloved-vampire.html

Ann said...

Sounds interesting! I wonder why she chose Antarctica?

Lithia said...

Such a good idea! I've just started a blog and I can't wait to do it myself. :)

Cliodhna said...

I started Waiting on Wednesday a while ago but never signed up!! Whoops!