The next best thing to reading a good book is talking about it! If you agree, please join us this summer for three wonderful HCC Library Book Club events.
The first meeting of our summer series will discuss Maria Semple's best-selling novel, Where'd You Go, Bernadette.
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.
When: Friday, June 21, 2013
Where: Library Lobby
Time: 12 - 1
Refreshment: Wraps, Assorted Beverages, and Cookies
Upcoming titles in the "Catered Book Affair" series will be:
Copies of each month's book are available for check-out with your HCC ID at the library's circulation desk; please contact Daniele Stasky at ext. 2187 in advance.
For further information about the book and/or book club please contact:
Jennifer Adams x 2733
Camille Close x 2277
Daniele Stasky x 2187