The Resource A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki, (electronic resource)

A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki, (electronic resource)

Label
A tale for the time being
Title
A tale for the time being
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Ozeki
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Summary
A novelist on a remote island in the Pacific is linked to a bullied and depressed Tokyo teenager after discovering a Hello Kitty lunchbox that washed ashore.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2014.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • Canada-Japan Literary Awards, 2014
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2013.
  • Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10171248
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ozeki, Ruth L
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Women authors
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Vancouver Island (B.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CF7E775C-062F-4946-8F53-C3D82862AC74
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Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (432 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101606254
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853093299
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CF7E775C-062F-4946-8F53-C3D82862AC74
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (432 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101606254
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853093299

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