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A Tale for the Time Being
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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. 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. This is the simple story of a girl, her great grandmother and the novelist who becomes enthralled with their tale. And it is much much more.
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About the Author

Ruth Ozeki was born and raised in Connecticut by an American father and a Japanese mother. She has lived in Japan, where among other things she worked as a bar hostess and studied flower arrangement, Noh drama and mask carving. Ruth practises Zen Buddhism and was ordained as a priest in 2010. She is the bestselling author of My Year of Meats and All Over Creation.

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`Clever on many levels but also immensely readable.' * Herald on Sunday (NZ) * `An engaging, bitter-sweet work.' * Weekend Herald (NZ) * `A Tale for the Time Being achieves an impressive balancing act: it's a book that is profound but never earnest.' * Australian * `One of those exquisitely rare books in which you're still wondering what else it holds until the very last page.' * Sun Herald * `A Tale for The Time Being is many things: literary thriller, cross-cultural meditation and postmodern game. Ozeki's subtlety and craft make these into a convincing whole.' * Sydney Morning Herald * `Masterfully woven...a spellbinding tale.' * O, The Oprah Magazine * `A masterpiece, pure and simple.' * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * `A huge, compassionate and cleverly wrought novel.' * Times Literary Supplement * `Delightful...fresh and immediate.' * New York Times Book Review * `Ingenious and touching...I read it with great pleasure.' -- Philip Pullman `Ruth Ozeki beautifully renders not only the devastation of the collision between man and the natural world, but also its often miraculous results. She is a deeply intelligent and humane writer who offers her insight with a grace that beguiles. I truly love this novel.' -- Alice Sebold `Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists and here she is at her absolute best-bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page.' -- Junot Diaz `Deep and gorgeous and wise. A completely satisfying, continually surprising, wholly remarkable achievement.' -- Karen Joy Fowler `A beautifully interwoven novel about magic and loss and the incomprehensible threads that connect our lives. I loved it.' -- Elizabeth Gilbert

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