Thorndike Press

A Tale for the Time Being

  • Ruth Ozeki
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  • ISBN-10: 1410460460
  • ISBN-13: 9781410460462
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.65 lbs ( .75 kgs)
  • 697 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2013
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times Bestseller

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 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. Across the Pacific Ruth‚ a novelist living on a remote island discovers artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox and is pulled into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate.


Customer Reviews

"Magnificent . . . brings together a Japanese girl's diary and a transplanted American novelist to meditate on everything from bullying to the nature of conscience and the meaning of life." — starred, Kirkus Reviews

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