Ideas & Inspiration for Where'd You Go, Bernadette
From the author’s website:
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette’s intensifying allergy to Seattle – and people in general – has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence – creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a daughter’s unflinching love for her imperfect mother.
Title-specific resources for your Book to Art Club:
- Review of Where’d You Go, Bernadette in Architect Magazine.
- Discussion questions to explore during your Book to Art Club meeting.
- Honor Award Recipients from the American Institute of Architects.
- Project ideas and inspiration for this Book to Art Club title on our Pinterest page.
A word about the suggested projects:
Where’d You Go, Bernadette offers a number of access points when it comes to making a creative response to the book. Architecture, travel, even the cover of the book are all possible starting points.