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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being

The book for our May Meetup is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

Here is a brief description of the book:

“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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had mentioned this to a few of the ladies at one table, thought I'd share the link:
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/162947372/sandwich-monday

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I give it a 4 rating. Made you think.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting discussion and delicious food. I had a great time.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Jen! In added you to goodreads site this morning. Check it out and let me know if you need anything else:)

    April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I added you to Goodreads, Marina

      May 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Kim.

      May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Website for free college courses:
    www.coursera.org

    May 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the info. I signed up...on a wait until June 3rd.

      May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not feeling well today. Sorry I'll miss out. Have fun!

    May 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We missed you Deanna. Feel better:)

      May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May 18, 2013

  • Lea

    Would anyone like to suggest a Japanese restaurant?

    April 16, 2013

    • Ellen M.

      Beth is not able to come.

      May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late notice, but I'm not feeling well so won't be there tonight. Catch up with you all in July. Will miss being there.

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got busy at work and was never able to pick up the book, so I'm just going to stop by to pick up Dead Like Me for next month. Thanks!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, never got a chance to finish the book. See you next time.

    May 17, 2013

    • Lea

      You are always welcome to attend even if you did not finish the book.

      May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to be able to finish the book, so I'll let a wait list person take my place.

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still waiting for the book. Have fun!

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awaiting a cancellation

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry something has come up and i wont be able to make it!

    May 7, 2013

  • Kathie

    Will see if a spot opens up. Love, love, love sushi! :)

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, I was wondering if I could borrow the book from someone who is done reading. I have a request for it in at the library, but I'm still number 27 in line. I'd be willing to drive to you to get it :)

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thought I'd share a site I use to find new releases:
    http://www.shelf-awareness.com/

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    June read info: The Goodreads' website hosts book giveaways, which upon entering require, if you win the book, to provide a review. Our June read is one of the giveaways. Here is the link:
    http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/49169-dead-like-me

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the next meeting.

    April 20, 2013

  • Ellen M.

    Can't wait. Will bring Beth.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    going to see Sir Paul McCartney-so psyched!

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • ellen g.

    Going to Paul McCartney that night!

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Saw one that does parties but not sure of reputation:
    http://www.kotosteakhouse.com/home.html

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seating for a large group would be an issue though...

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shiki Sushi Bar & Restaurant in Clearwater is very good. My friends and brother who love sushi say it's great. I like their non-seafood options! Family-owned, friendly. ...I look forward to meeting everyone this Saturday.

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to go to a sushi restaurant, my husband's coworkers swear by Origami Sushi on Waters.

    April 16, 2013

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