We have now entered the month of March which happens to be Women’s History Month, therefore, to celebrate this event I’ve decided to read and review some books either by women authors or books that deal with amazing women both historically and fictionally.
‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ is not a historical novel in any since, it’s purely fictional but the main character, Bernadette is a woman full of inspiration for our day and time. You will be introduced to a lady who chooses a profession dominated by men and yet seems to dominate wherever she lands. And, she does this all with a feminine touch. One of my favorite lines in the book describes this trait perfectly, “You’re overwhelmed by the care and the patience that was put into it (Beeber Bifocal – designed and built by Bernadette). It’s like walking into a big hug.”
You are taken through some of the ups and downs that occur in Bernadette’s life, which I believe we can all, as women, relate to. One of the profound observations in the book occurs when her daughter is observing Penquins and her conclusion, “The penquins that spend most of their time fighting are the ones with no chicks to look after”. That hit home to me, whether it be children, a husband, friends, parents, we, as women, do better when we have others to look after.
The best part, in my opinion, is when Bernadette hears the message from her old Professor, “you must create or you become a Menace to society.” And when she finally takes it to heart, here is her response “I’m going to kick the shit out of life”. (I think I’ll write that on my mirror, haha).
All three of the main characters, Bernadette, Bee, and Elgin are wily, smart and then smarter
Maria Semper is a master story teller, she is capable of bringing humor, sarcasm, and intellignece all to one page. Hope you enjoy!
Do you have any recommendations that fit inot the theme for the month?