Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Maria Semple
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Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington is the primary setting in the novel. It is where the main characters, live, work and go to school. Seattle is where Bernadette and Elgin move to from California.

Galer Street

Galer Street is a private school. It's the school Bee has attended her whole entire. Now, that bee is graduating from the ninth grade, which is the last grade at Galer Street, she's going to attend boarding school.

Choate

Choate is the boarding school Bernadette attended. It's also the boarding school Bee applies to and is accepted to attend. When Bernadette first goes missing, Bee enrolls in Choate. The Choate administrator ends up sending Bee home from Choate because Bee is having a hard time adjusting to life at Choate.

Sign

Bernadette buys a custom sign to place in her yard. The intention of the sign is to keep people, especially Galer mothers...

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