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Washington: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

In Where'd You Go, Bernadette, a young woman named Bee is on the hunt for her missing mother, Bernadette, who disappears during a family vacation. The elusive Bernadette, we learn, claims to have an allergy to Seattle, and her husband's job at Washington-based Microsoft is an important part of the story. The author has said that her own difficult experience moving from LA to Seattle shaped the book, and you can truly feel her lighthearted disdain for the Pacific Northwest and its inhabitants on the pages.

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