A Tale for the Time Being

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 1101606258
Total Pages : 621 pages
Book Rating : 4.54/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis A Tale for the Time Being by : Ruth Ozeki

Download or read book A Tale for the Time Being written by Ruth Ozeki and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-03-12 with total page 621 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki, author of The Book of Form and Emptiness Finalist for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “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.

The Face

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 1632060523
Total Pages : 144 pages
Book Rating : 4.25/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis The Face by : Ruth Ozeki

Download or read book The Face written by Ruth Ozeki and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-03 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A revelatory short memoir from the author and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki about how her face has shaped and been shaped by her life

The Book of Form and Emptiness

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 0399563652
Total Pages : 573 pages
Book Rating : 4.52/5 ( download)

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Download or read book The Book of Form and Emptiness written by Ruth Ozeki and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page 573 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction “No one writes like Ruth Ozeki—a triumph.” —Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library “Inventive, vivid, and propelled by a sense of wonder.” —TIME “If you’ve lost your way with fiction over the last year or two, let The Book of Form and Emptiness light your way home.” —David Mitchell, Booker Prize-finalist author of Cloud Atlas A boy who hears the voices of objects all around him; a mother drowning in her possessions; and a Book that might hold the secret to saving them both—the brilliantly inventive new novel from the Booker Prize-finalist Ruth Ozeki One year after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house—a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn't understand what these things are saying, he can sense their emotional tone; some are pleasant, a gentle hum or coo, but others are snide, angry and full of pain. When his mother, Annabelle, develops a hoarding problem, the voices grow more clamorous. At first, Benny tries to ignore them, but soon the voices follow him outside the house, onto the street and at school, driving him at last to seek refuge in the silence of a large public library, where objects are well-behaved and know to speak in whispers. There, Benny discovers a strange new world. He falls in love with a mesmerizing street artist with a smug pet ferret, who uses the library as her performance space. He meets a homeless philosopher-poet, who encourages him to ask important questions and find his own voice amongst the many. And he meets his very own Book—a talking thing—who narrates Benny’s life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter. With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot, and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness is classic Ruth Ozeki—bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane and heartbreaking.

All Over Creation

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 1440650047
Total Pages : 431 pages
Book Rating : 4.48/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis All Over Creation by : Ruth Ozeki

Download or read book All Over Creation written by Ruth Ozeki and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2004-03-30 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A warm and witty saga about agribusiness, environmental activism, and community—from the celebrated author of The Book of Form and Emptiness and A Tale for the Time Being Yumi Fuller hasn’t set foot in her hometown of Liberty Falls, Idaho—heart of the potato-farming industry—since she ran away at age fifteen. Twenty-five years later, the prodigal daughter returns to confront her dying parents, her best friend, and her conflicted past, and finds herself caught up in an altogether new drama. The post-millennial farming community has been invaded by Agribusiness forces at war with a posse of activists, the Seeds of Resistance, who travel the country in a camping car, “The Spudnick,” biofueled by pilfered McDonald’s french-fry oil. Following her widely hailed, award-winning debut novel, My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki returns here to deliver a quirky cast of characters and a wickedly humorous appreciation of the foibles of corporate life, globalization, political resistance, youth culture, and aging baby boomers. All Over Creation tells a celebratory tale of the beauty of seeds, roots, and growth—and the capacity for renewal that resides within us all.

Schroder

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Publisher : Twelve
ISBN 13 : 1455512141
Total Pages : 223 pages
Book Rating : 4.40/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Schroder by : Amity Gaige

Download or read book Schroder written by Amity Gaige and published by Twelve. This book was released on 2013-02-05 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A lyrical and deeply affecting novel recounting the seven days a father spends on the road with his daughter after kidnapping her during a parental visit. Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder-a first-generation East German immigrant-adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in, a fateful white lie that will set him on an improbable and ultimately tragic course. Schroder relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter, Meadow, in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is. From a correctional facility, Eric surveys the course of his life to understand-and maybe even explain-his behavior: the painful separation from his mother in childhood; a harrowing escape to America with his taciturn father; a romance that withered under a shadow of lies; and his proudest moments and greatest regrets as a flawed but loving father. Alternately lovesick and ecstatic, Amity Gaige's deftly imagined novel offers a profound meditation on history and fatherhood, and the many identities we take on in our lives--those we are born with and those we construct for ourselves.

All Over Creation

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 9780142003893
Total Pages : 436 pages
Book Rating : 4.91/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis All Over Creation by : Ruth Ozeki

Download or read book All Over Creation written by Ruth Ozeki and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2004-03-30 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A warm and witty saga about agribusiness, environmental activism, and community—from the celebrated author of The Book of Form and Emptiness and A Tale for the Time Being Yumi Fuller hasn’t set foot in her hometown of Liberty Falls, Idaho—heart of the potato-farming industry—since she ran away at age fifteen. Twenty-five years later, the prodigal daughter returns to confront her dying parents, her best friend, and her conflicted past, and finds herself caught up in an altogether new drama. The post-millennial farming community has been invaded by Agribusiness forces at war with a posse of activists, the Seeds of Resistance, who travel the country in a camping car, “The Spudnick,” biofueled by pilfered McDonald’s french-fry oil. Following her widely hailed, award-winning debut novel, My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki returns here to deliver a quirky cast of characters and a wickedly humorous appreciation of the foibles of corporate life, globalization, political resistance, youth culture, and aging baby boomers. All Over Creation tells a celebratory tale of the beauty of seeds, roots, and growth—and the capacity for renewal that resides within us all.

A Tale of Time City

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Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 1101567007
Total Pages : 384 pages
Book Rating : 4.05/5 ( download)

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Download or read book A Tale of Time City written by Diana Wynne Jones and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-04-12 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thrilling story by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin. London, 1939. Vivian Smith thinks she is being evacuated to the countryside, because of the war. But she is being kidnapped - out of her own time. Her kidnappers are Jonathan and Sam, two boys her own age, from a place called Time City, designed especially to oversee history. But now history is going critical, and Jonathan and Sam are convinced that Time City's impending doom can only be averted by a twentieth-century girl named Vivian Smith. Too bad they have the wrong girl. . . .

My Year of Meats

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Publisher : Text Publishing
ISBN 13 : 1922148563
Total Pages : 386 pages
Book Rating : 4.68/5 ( download)

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Download or read book My Year of Meats written by Ruth Ozeki and published by Text Publishing. This book was released on 2013-03-07 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When documentary maker Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavoury truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband. And the battle with 'big beef' will be on in earnest. Ruth Ozeki's much-loved debut novel, winner of the Kirayama Prize for Literature of the Pacific Rim, represents the entertaining face of ecological activism. It will delight fans of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood and Barbara Kingsolver. Ruth Ozeki was born and raised in Connecticut by an American father and a Japanese mother. She has lived in Japan, where among other things she worked as a bar hostess and studied flower arrangement, Noh drama and mask carving. Ruth practises Zen Buddhism and was ordained as a priest in 2010. She is the bestselling author of A Tale for the Time Being and All Over Creation. textpublishing.com.au 'Ruth Ozeki masks a deeper purpose a light tone...A comical-satirical-farcical-epical-tragical-romantical novel.' Jane Smiley, Chicago Tribune 'A joy to read.' Elle 'Wonderfully wild and bracing...A feast that leaves you hungry for whatever Ozeki cooks up next.' Newsweek 'Romance, agri-business, self-discovery, cross-cultural misunderstanding - it takes a talent like Ruth Ozeki's to blend all these ingredients beautifully together. My Year of Meats is a sensitive and compelling portrait of two modern women.' Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha

Clear Out the Static in Your Attic

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Publisher : SCB Distributors
ISBN 13 : 1938912594
Total Pages : 200 pages
Book Rating : 4.97/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Clear Out the Static in Your Attic by : Rebecca Bridge

Download or read book Clear Out the Static in Your Attic written by Rebecca Bridge and published by SCB Distributors. This book was released on 2014-08-22 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An easy-to-follow guidebook. This is the ultimate collection of fun and thought provoking writing inspirations, exercises, reflections, and prompts for story writers and poets alike. This book includes prompts, examples, and helpful nuggets of creative power to set you on your way to writing the best work of your life.Your mind is like your attic -- it's already filled with everything you need to write your story or poem -- a lifetime's worth of material. We're here to help you take your memories along with the wealth of words that are already part of your life and assemble them into stories, poems, and essays. Organized around items you might find in an attic, the prompts in this book will help you find inspiration in everyday objects and experiences.

What Willow Says

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ISBN 13 : 9781838059286
Total Pages : 128 pages
Book Rating : 4.88/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis What Willow Says by : Lynn Buckle

Download or read book What Willow Says written by Lynn Buckle and published by . This book was released on 2021-05-27 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: