A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this "whip-smart and divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times). Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated p
Author Maria Semple
Publisher Little, Brown
Published Date 2012-08-14
ISBN 0316204285 9780316204286
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hannah shared a tip "A truly great read! Extra special because it takes place in Seattle!!"
CupcakeTron shared a tip "Easy read and if you're from Seattle and work in tech (specifically At Microsoft), you will love the subtle jab and jokes."
Greg.Martinez shared a tip "Brian recommended this and it was the perfect vacation read...especially if you live in Seattle."
Lindsay.pedersen shared a tip "One of the few books of the last decade I’ve reread for sheer enjoyment. So original, so funny."
Lori.Noto shared a tip "So damn funny, you won’t want to put down."
Lori.Noto shared a tip "Should be just as mandatory as paying sales tax for all seattle residents."
emmapeterson shared a tip "You will devour this quirky mystery!"
courtney_williams_3454 shared a tip "One of my faves!!! Enjoy!!"
erin_gray_7709 shared a tip "Fun and easy read!"
summer_steffen_land shared a tip "Don’t let the cover turn you away from this book."
lane_snavely shared a tip "My favorite book is Tess of the D’urbervilles by Tom Hardy. Do you have a favorite book?"
roberta_vernon shared a tip "I enjoyed it. The book is always better than the movie, in my opinion. Light, fun beach read."
sanjana_prakash shared a tip "It's pretty good, interesting even"
heidi_lovercamp shared a tip "Yeah this is a book I enjoyed reading!"
robert_jones_622 shared a tip "I read that book and absolutely loved it!"
tikatia_morris shared a tip "Hilarious, relatable and an easy weekend read!"
chelseajsr shared a tip "It wasn’t my favorite, but I know people love it."
kendra_richards_1242 shared a tip "It's an entertaining read with an interesting plot. I enjoyed it. They did make a movie but I have not seen it."
chris_witherington shared a tip "I loved it. It was very funny."
chris_witherington shared a tip "Very much so"
robin_coulston shared a tip "I just finished "The Plot" It was wonderful!!!"
robin_coulston shared a tip "My favorite book of all times is "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All""
janelyn_almourani shared a tip "Yes it kept me interested the whole time give it a try"
anne_miller_2107 shared a tip "I really liked The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Have you read it?"
kathleen_meehan shared a tip "We read it in my book club and I enjoyed it. It was much better than the movie."
susan_vollenweider shared a tip "I really liked it, fast read with interesting characters. Like almost always, the movie was okay but not as good as the book."
susan_vollenweider shared a tip "I thought so!"
anessa_bower shared a tip "I really liked the characters and the plot twist near the end is pretty good."
rebecca_riolo shared a tip "No , i haven’t ! Have you ?"
mary_liz_brooks shared a tip "It’s not my favorite, but it’s a great, easy read."
annie_allen_8566 shared a tip "I have not but I should. She a very comical writer, I read this book in two days. Great read!"
anita_beljo shared a tip "Yes! Gone Girl 📖"
avani_barot shared a tip "No, I have read the book only"
stephanie_womack shared a tip "I haven't! It's on my list but I keep forgetting. What platform is it on?"
gail_kogut shared a tip "I loved the movie. I find that if I like the movie, the book is better. Have not read book yet."
kate_gonzales_shioh shared a tip "@jayde_5691 I actually didn’t read the book! I watched the movie and it was quite good."
barb_sinchak shared a tip "Yes. Uniquely written. Good characters"
regina_mills_6025 shared a tip "I saw an advertisement for the movie to this book and I am totally gonna be reading this book"
emilie_rose shared a tip "Hope you enjoy!! :)"
kimberly_d_tucker shared a tip "LOVED IT. Unexpected wit, sharp cutting humor. Weird nonstop plot turns. Totally great read. Unique and refreshing. Original."