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The Resource A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki

A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki

Label
A tale for the time being
Title
A tale for the time being
Statement of responsibility
by Ruth Ozeki
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Nao Yasutani is a Japanese schoolgirl who intends to write in her diary the life story of her great-grandmother Jiko, a Zen Buddhist nun. But Nao actually ends up writing her own life story, and the diary eventually washes up on the shore of Canada's Vancouver Island, where a novelist called Ruth lives. Ruth finds the diary in a freezer bag with some old letters in French and a vintage watch and begins to investigate how the bag traveled from Japan to her island, and why it contains what it does.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10201261
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ozeki, Ruth L
Credits note
Produced by Penguin Group (USA), Inc
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3565.Z45
LC item number
T35 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Blackstone Audio, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Women authors
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Vancouver Island (B.C.)
  • Great-grandmothers
  • Vancouver Island (B.C.)
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Teenage girls
  • Women authors
  • British Columbia
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
  • Duration: 14:12:00
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn819667943
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr., 12 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470879068
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781470879068
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z7434
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
ZP7434
System control number
(OCoLC)819667943
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki
Publication
Note
  • Title from web
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
  • Duration: 14:12:00
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn819667943
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr., 12 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470879068
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781470879068
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z7434
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
ZP7434
System control number
(OCoLC)819667943
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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