Setting plays an important part in every book, especially in Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
For example, the family lives in an old, rundown building. This is a perfect picture of how this family functions: the constantly have to patch together holes, in some cases actual holes in the roof, but also holes in how the act towards each other and the characters around them. Generally the family seems to act more around rather towards each other. This also goes for the location of the home. It is placed on a 12000 square meter hillside with the house placed in the center. This is a perfect picture of how the mother, Bernadette, is as a person. She is distant towards other and she herself is broken drown. So what we can determine is really that the home is Bernadette.