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The Resource A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki

A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki

Label
A tale for the time being
Title
A tale for the time being
Statement of responsibility
by Ruth Ozeki
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, she 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. Across the Pacific a novelist living on a remote island discovers artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox and is pulled into Nao's drama and her unknown fate
Summary
Nao Yasutani is a Japanese schoolgirl who intends to write in her diary the life story of her great-grandmother Jiko, a Zen Buddhist nun. But Nao actually ends up writing her own life story, and the diary eventually washes up on the shore of Canada's Vancouver Island, where a novelist called Ruth lives. Ruth finds the diary in a freezer bag with some old letters in French and a vintage watch and begins to investigate how the bag traveled from Japan to her island, and why it contains what it does.
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10171248
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
Target audience
adult
Label
A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
697 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410460462
Isbn Type
(hardcover : lg. print)
Lccn
2013013272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)835621839
Label
A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
697 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410460462
Isbn Type
(hardcover : lg. print)
Lccn
2013013272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)835621839

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