*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett* 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...
Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she'll tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son Timby. But before she can put her modest plan into action--life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake-sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office--but not Eleanor--that he's on vacation. Just...
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