Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple


This quick read is about an architect -- a mother -- who has lost her way and is waging a war against the yuppie scum of Seattle, of which she is nominally a part. Through a series of misunderstandings, it is decided that she needs to be committed, and she slips away, seemingly without a trace, while she excuses herself to use the bathroom during her intervention. Her husband and daughter set out to track her down, and naturally there is an excursion to Antarctica. Great pacing, immensely enjoyable, and another one to add to my list of reads involving girls behaving badly.