“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple.Read about another entry on the list.
When the world seems insane, and depressingly so, it’s good to laugh and better yet to get away. “Family trip to Antarctica!” Fifteen-year-old Bee’s parents promise her anything if she aces her report card, and that’s what she wants. But first she takes us on a nightmarishly hilarious journey through the story of her disappearing mother, neighborhood intrigues, school politics and high-tech romance via e-mail, FBI reports, memos and letters.--ELLEN AKINS
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