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BOOK "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple
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BOOK "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown)
HERO(INE) Genius architect, prematurely retired, now disappeared
STORY Fifteen-year-old daughter compiles emails, secret letters and official documents to find her mother
TAKES AIM AT Super-PC Seattle parents
PLOT DEVICE Wristband bar-code reader is modern-day trail of bread crumbs
OPENING SALVO "The first annoying thing is when I ask Dad what he thinks happened to Mom, he always says, 'What's most important is for you to understand it's not your fault.
IN A WORD Clever

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