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Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Bernadette Fox has disappeared. It began when her daughter, 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. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents and secret correspondence.

Week of April 1, 2013

Lisa Genova, the award-winning author of STILL ALICE and LEFT NEGLECTED, has written LOVE ANTHONY, a heartfelt novel about an accidental friendship that gives a grieving mother a priceless gift: the ability to understand the thoughts of her eight-year-old autistic son and make sense of his brief life.

August 2019

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Art of Racing in the Rain and Where'd You Go, Bernadette; the season finales of "The Handmaid's Tale" on Hulu and "Sweetbitter" on Starz; and the DVD releases of Avengers: Endgame, A Dog's Journey, Tolkien and The Professor and the Madman.