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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
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
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
Target audience
adult
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20154403
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780143124870
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012039878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
40022033811
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn796756004
  • (OCoLC)796756004
Label
A tale for the time being, Ruth Ozeki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20154403
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780143124870
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012039878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
40022033811
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn796756004
  • (OCoLC)796756004

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