A Tale for The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Staff Pick

Ozeki's novel begins with a woman in Alaska discovering a Japanese teenage girl's diary that has washed ashore from the other side of the world; the narrative then follows both the girl's diary and the woman's attempts to find out what happened to her, telling us along the way about the girl's feminist, novel-writing Buddhist nun grandmother; doomed poet-solider great-uncle; and struggling father. I was so gripped and moved by this story about connection across time and continents that I started re-reading the book the same day I finished it.

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ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013