Adult Book Discussion

Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location:
3338 Van Buren street
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Adult Book Discussion Group!  Teens and adults are welcome to join.  Call the library to reserve your copy of each month’s title.  The Group will meet from 7-8 or 8:30 pm in the lower level of the library.  Discussion will be led by Leah Behrens Hamstra with help from Melissa Huisman.

Thursday, October 30  - Book title:  Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. 

Thursday, November 20 – Book title:  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. 

Thursday, December 17:  - Book title:  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

 

Synopis: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

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 mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.