Someone recommended this to me as one of the funniest books of 2012, and it did not disappoint. This smart epistolary novel (mostly told through letters, emails, and doctor’s bills) starts out hilarious and only gets better. Bernadette Fox is the central, mysterious character—a wife and mother navigating the social politics of Seattle’s elite schools, retired architect, and neighborhood eccentric. When she disappears without a trace, it’s up to her teenage daughter Bee to track her down. As she meticulously pieces together her mother’s history and last known movements, Bee learns more than she ever expected.
Read if you enjoyed: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, One for the Money by Janet Evanovich