April 23, 2021

“Where’d You Go Bernadette” for that long air trip


Waiting in airports and on airplanes makes me want a certain kind of book: engaging plot, prose that is not Joycean and humor on every page. I happened upon the perfect selection in “Where’d You Go Bernadette,” a current trade paperback bestseller by Maria Semple. Too bad the cover art brands it as “chick lit” because men would find this a fun transportation read as well. The characters encounter everything from the Microsoft business culture, private schools on both coasts, modern architecture and a trip to Antarctica. Good thing I had this engaging page-turner because my flight was delayed three times. Reading and chocolate were the only things that got me through this aerial ordeal.

“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple, published by Back Bay Books.

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