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The Resource A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki

A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki

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
Nao lives in Tokyo. She is sixteen, and has decided to write a diary before she kills herself. She has plenty of material-school bullies, depressed parents-but she particularly wants to chronicle the life of her great-grandmother, Jiko, a Buddhist nun. And eventually, Nao thinks, her diary will find its reader. Ruth lives with her husband on the Pacific coast of Canada. A few months after the 2010 tsunami she finds a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore. It contains a diary
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
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10201261
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ozeki, Ruth L
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Language note
Includes Japanese words (Latin and Japanese script)
Literary form
novels
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Diaries
  • Teenage girls
  • Tokyo (Japan)
Target audience
adult
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-420)
Control code
000050179619
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9781922079183
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-420)
Control code
000050179619
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9781922079183
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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