Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2012), by Maria Semple

This book, published this month, obviously is not part of the Time 100 project. But if a visitor comes across this blog looking for stuff about that list, maybe they’ll read this and seek out Maria Semple’s new novel.

In lieu of cranking out several hundred ponderous words on why Maria Semple’s wonderful novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette is so good, why don’t I just offer up some blurbs Little, Brown can slap onto the paperback edition:

“I’d call Where’d You Go, Bernadette my big guilty pleasure of 2012, but the truth is I don’t feel the least bit guilty about the amount of pleasure I took reading it. Neither will you.”
–Michael P., National Book Award-aspiring author of many future Important Works

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