Maria Semple Writing Styles in Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

Maria Semple
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Point of View

The novel is written form different point of views because of the way it is told. Primarily, the story is told with emails, letters, faxes, and other forms of correspondence between the characters. In between the correspondence, Bee Branch tells the story and clarifies points of the correspondence from a first person point of view. The point of view of this novel is intimate, allowing a reader to connect closely with each of the characters in the book. The book written in this manner allows the reader to get inside the heads, thoughts and inner struggles of each character. The point of view also allows the author to inject her own opinions into the narration and to expand on the events taking place around the other characters and the occurrences taking place.

Setting

The novel takes place in Seattle, Washington and Antarctica during the 21st century...

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