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Maria Semple - Author


Maria Semple worked as a television writer in Los Angeles for fifteen years, working on hit shows including Ellen, Saturday Night Live, Mad About You and Arrested Development. Her first novel, This One is Mine, was described as 'shocking, memorable, scathing, funny, delightful, hilarious and exquisite'. She lives in Seattle.

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If you like Maria Semple you might also like to read books by Maggie Shipstead, Kerry Hudson and Paul Torday.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Maria Semple

Today Will be Different by Maria Semple
Reader Reviewed Today Will be Different
Maria Semple
A smart and sassy take on a 21st century mum making her way in the world, trying not to cause too much damage but also hoping that maybe, just maybe she may be able to find the contentment within herself...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
This One is Mine by Maria Semple
This One is Mine
Maria Semple
Maria Semple’s second book, Where’d You Go Bernadette? was one of my favourite books of 2012. This is her first novel, republished for recent fans to enjoy. It’s lovely, not as brilliant as Bernadette but if I...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/07/2014
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Reader Reviewed Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple
One of our Books of the Year 2013. Winner of The Melissa Nathan Award For Comedy Fiction About Life and Love 2013. I don’t like books written in emails, journals, notes etc and had not realised this was, just as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Reader Reviewed Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013. Winner of The Melissa Nathan Award For Comedy Fiction About Life and Love 2013. June 2012 Debut of the Month. The Curious Incident...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2012

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