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CLEVELAND RIGHTS READERS

Cleveland Rights Readers will discuss Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Oseki on Monday, September 24th at 7 p.m. in Mac's balcony.

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.

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. She is the award-winning author of three novels, My Year of Meats, All Over Creation, and A Tale for the Time Being, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her critically acclaimed independent films, including Halving the Bones, have been screened at Sundance and aired on PBS. She is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everyday Zen Foundation. She lives in British Columbia and New York City.

 

Event date: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH
A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780143124870
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013