This week, I added the following book to my wish list:
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.
I can’t remember where I first saw this book mentioned, but it caught my eye because my best friend just moved to Seattle and got a job at Microsoft, and it looked like something that she might want to check out. Then I saw BethFishRead’s review and I knew I had to add it to my to-read list. What great books did you hear about/discover this past week?
Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.