Love, Love, Loved this book! Where'd You Go Bernadette is a fresh modern novel. It is about a family living in Seattle planning a trip to Antarctica and the Mom goes missing. This novel by Maria Semple is new in paperback. The story is told by the daughter trying to understand where her Mother disappeared to. She has put together bunches of emails, school memos, faxes and letters to explain it all. It's a funny book. I loved the flawed and phobic character, Bernadette.