A Tale for the Time Being

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Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery.

ISBN: 9781786893901 Author: Tester, Ozeki Publisher: Canongate Publication Date: 7th March 2019 Imprint: Canongate Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.6 (edition:23) Pages: 422 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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In the wake of the 2011 tsunami, Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home in British Columbia. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes, heartbreak and dreams of a young girl desperate for someone to understand her. Each turn of the page pulls Ruth deeper into the mystery of Nao’s life, and forever changes her in a way neither could foresee.

Weaving across continents and decades, A Tale for the Time Being is an extraordinary novel about our shared humanity and the search for home.

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