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A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki in Vancouver, BC with the Vancouver Observer: bullying the big wave

Ruth Ozeki had just finished writing a novel about a Japanese teenager, when everything about Japan changed. It was March 2011, and a powerful earthquake and ensuing tsunami shook up the country, and...

Meet Ruth Ozeki, author of New York Times bestseller "Tale for The Time Being" Tuesday at Anza Club

A snarky but suicidal Japanese schoolgirl writes a diary about her chaotic "last days" in the heart of Tokyo's Electric City. On the other side of the world on a remote island in British...