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Click on the link below to request a copy of the book. This will take you to our Library catalog. When the catalog opens, click on "Place Hold." Then, enter your first name, library card number, and preferred pick-up location. The Library will notify you when your copy is available to pick-up. This title is also available as an audiobook on cd, a downloadable audiobook, or an ebook

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A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
Call Number: Fiction OZEKI Ruth
A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki--shortlisted for the Booker Prize "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.--From the Publisher


Ask Ruth Your Question!

We will be collecting questions for A Tale for the Time Being author Ruth Ozeki at all of our programs up until her talk on March 1st. If you have a question for the author, send an email to with the subject One Book.


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