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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery
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.
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10171248
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Ozeki, Ruth L
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women authors
  • Teenage girls
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Teenage girls
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Vancouver Island (B.C.)
  • Tokyo (Japan)
Target audience
adult
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Published by W.F. Howes under the Clipper imprint
  • Originally published: New York: Viking, 2013
Control code
000052413631
Dimensions
24cm.
Extent
649 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781471254154
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
System control number
(OCoLC)869843596
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki
Publication
Note
  • Published by W.F. Howes under the Clipper imprint
  • Originally published: New York: Viking, 2013
Control code
000052413631
Dimensions
24cm.
Extent
649 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781471254154
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
System control number
(OCoLC)869843596

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