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Readalikes For "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" 

The film adaptation of Maria Semple's book, Where'd You Go Bernadette, will start playing in movie theaters on August 12th. If you are a fan of the quirky characters in "Where'd You Go Bernadette," you might also want to try one of these titles. 

 

The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall
A 10-year-old girl in a small, conventional Texas community resolves to keep up with her aging, crazy-as-a-fox mother in order to keep them both alive and learn the truth about her mother's long-secret past.

 

The Misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily CollitonThe Misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily Colliton
An entertaining story about a Brooklyn Heights wife and mother who embezzled money from her children's private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust-fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and a school board who will do anything to find her.

 

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
The owner of a 1988 music shop in a down-at-heel suburban community uses his talent for connecting customers to the music they seek and resists a chance at an intimate relationship with a young woman who hides an agenda and compels him to confront painful elements from his past.

 

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan EvisonThe Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison 
After losing virtually everything meaningful in his life, Benjamin trains to be a caregiver, but his first client, a fiercely independent teen with muscular dystrophy, gives him more than he bargained for and soon the two embark on a road trip to visit the boy's ailing father.

 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 
Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her find her biological father.

 

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple     
Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. Before she can put her modest plan into action, life happens.

 

A Visit From the Goon SquadA Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Together, they confront their pasts in this story about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn, and art has the power to redeem. 

 

The Wangs Versus the World by Jade ChangThe Wangs Versus the World by Jade Chang 
A funny tale about a wealthy Chinese-American family that loses it all, and takes a healing road trip across the United States. Their spectacular fall from riches to rags brings the Wangs together in a way money never could. It's a family saga and a fresh look at what it means to belong in America. 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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