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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
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
Accompanying matter
  • technical information on music
  • bibliography
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10201261
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ozeki, Ruth L
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3565.Z45
LC item number
T35 2013
PerformerNote
Read by Ruth Ozeki
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470879099
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
20672f7b-740e-48bc-9122-a03d67beaa40
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • 765678
  • (OCoLC)ocm828850104
  • 4592-00360
  • (OCoLC)828850104
  • (OCoLC)ocn828850104
  • 765678
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470879099
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
20672f7b-740e-48bc-9122-a03d67beaa40
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • 765678
  • (OCoLC)ocm828850104
  • 4592-00360
  • (OCoLC)828850104
  • (OCoLC)ocn828850104
  • 765678
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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