TUESDAY TEASER

The idea is to copy a sentence or so from what you’re reading currently to show friends what you are reading (and sometimes recommending). Mine is from Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple:

“Bernadette (his wife), Bee (his daughter) and I (father in the story ) are scheduled to go to Antartica (for a family vacation!) in two weeks. Bernadette obviously does not want to go. I now think that it might be a better idea if Bee and I go to Antartica, just the two of us, while Bernadette checks into Madrona Hill (a “rest home”). I can’t imagine Bernadette will be too keen on the idea, but it’s clear to me she needs some supervised R & R. I am anxious to hear your thoughts.”

The title’s question is, Where’d You Go Bernadette? Does this mean her disappearance begins with admission to a “facility”?  The letter’s end is signed by Bernadette’s husband/Bee’s father. Does she “go” somewhere unwillingly, or does she make an outrageous, voluntary “escape”? I have no idea what to expect, for Bernadette is totally eccentric and unpredictable this far into the story. It has been laugh-out-loud funny, and wherever Bernadette “went,” it is bound to be amusing. Has anyone else read this yet? Without giving the ending away, how did you like it?

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Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 28th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

3 thoughts on “TUESDAY TEASER”

  1. “This book is about four women who did overcome: Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Elliot, and Virginia Woolf.”
    from: A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Elliot, and Virginia Woolf

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