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A Tale for the Time Being [electronic Resource]

By Ruth L Ozeki

""A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be." In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home"-- Provided by publisher.

Format: Audio Ebook
Author: Ozeki, Ruth L
Summary: ""A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be." In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: A tale for the time being [electronic resource] / Ruth Ozeki.
Subject: Teenage girls -- Fiction Buddhist nuns -- Fiction. Women authors -- Fiction LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General Tokyo (Japan) -- Fiction Vancouver Island (B.C.) -- Fiction.
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Isbn: 9781470879099 (electronic audio bk.) 1470879093 (electronic audio bk.)
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Call Number: PS3565.Z45 T35 2013
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Format: Audio Ebook
Author: Ozeki, Ruth L.
Summary: ""A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be." In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: A tale for the time being [electronic resource] / Ruth Ozeki.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Subjects: Teenage girls -- Fiction
Subjects: Buddhist nuns -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women authors -- Fiction
Subjects: LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
Subjects: Tokyo (Japan) -- Fiction
Subjects: Vancouver Island (B.C.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Genre: Downloadable audio books.
Notes: Electronic audio file.
Notes: Read by Ruth Ozeki.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=20672F7B-740E-48BC-9122-A03D67BEAA40 Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=20672F7B-740E-48BC-9122-A03D67BEAA40 Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9781470879099 (electronic audio bk.)
ISBN: 1470879093 (electronic audio bk.)
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Medium: [electronic resource]
Call Number: PS3565.Z45 T35 2013