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The Vancouver Observer invites you to an engaging, interactive open dialogue and reading of Ruth Ozeki's brilliant new book, "A Tale for the Time Being".
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FREE for Vancouver Observer monthly subscribers. Acclaimed novelist Ruth Ozeki and Vancouver Observer publisher Linda Solomon will discuss the theme of "interconnectedness" -- the invisible ties between countries, people of different generations and between humanity and nature that are at the heart of Ozeki's new novel, A Tale for the Time Being. The Independent calls Tale for the Time Being "funny, heartbreaking, moving and profound", writing that:"The central premise of A Tale for the Time Being is a fantastic narrative hook: while out walking on the beach one day in remote Northwestern Canada, a struggling writer called Ruth finds a Hello Kitty lunchbox wrapped in an airtight freezer bag. Inside are a diary, a collection of Japanese letters and an old watch. On reading the diary, Ruth discovers that it belongs to a 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl called Nao, writing a decade previously in Tokyo..."
About Ruth Ozeki
Ruth’s first novel, My Year of Meats, was published in 1998 by Viking Penguin, won the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Award, the Imus/Barnes and Noble American Book Award, and a Special Jury Prize of the World Cookbook Awards in Versailles. Her second novel, All Over Creation (Viking Penguin, 2003) shifts the focus from meat to potatoes in a story of a family farmer. A New York Times Notable Book, All Over Creation is the recipient of a 2004 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, as well as the Willa Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction.
A frequent speaker on college and university campuses, Ruth currently divides her time between New York City and British Columbia, where she lives with her husband, artist, Oliver Kellhammer. She serves on the advisory editorial board of the Asian American Literary Review and on the Creative Advisory Council of Hedgebrook. She practices Zen Buddhism with Zoketsu Norman Fischer, and is the editor of the Everyday Zen website. She was ordained as a Soto Zen priest in June, 2010.
About The Vancouver Observer The Vancouver Observer reports stories that inform, invite, inspire, and give voice to diverse perspectives to engage vital conversations. Winner of the 2012 Canadian Journalism Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award, and a 2010 Canadian Online Publishing Award for "Best Online-Only Articles," The Vancouver Observer's platform has global reach and impact, person by person, reflective of the landscape of connectedness.About Linda SolomonLinda is founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of The Vancouver Observer.