Book club will be held at Gail Haller's home, 1012 S. Knight Ave, on Wednesday, July 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. Come for wine and appetizers, stay for girlfriend time and book discussion!
Gail's house is on the northwest corner of Knight & Arthur and her front door is on Arthur. 2 story Colonial with cedar fence. Cell 773-510-7191
This month's book selection:
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.
When 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 undefined and people in general undefined 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 undefined creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.