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    • A Tale for the Time Being

    • By: Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ozeki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684

    In Tokyo, 16-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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging story beautifully read

    • By Karen on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • No-No Boy

    • By: John Okada, Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    First published in 1956, No-No Boy was virtually ignored by a public eager to put World War II and the Japanese internment behind them. No-No Boy tells the story of Ichiro Yamada, a fictional version of the real-life "no-no boys". Yamada answered "no" twice in a compulsory government questionnaire as to whether he would serve in the armed forces and swear loyalty to the United States. Unwilling to pledge himself to the country that interned him and his family, Ichiro earns two years in prison and the hostility of his family and community when he returns home to Seattle.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • My Year of Meats

    • By: Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    Jane, a struggling filmmaker in New York, is given her big break, a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. Meanwhile, Akiko, a painfully thin Japanese woman struggling with bulimia, is being pressured by her child-craving husband to put some meat on her bones, literally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entrancing story, unbelievable narration

    • By Emily on 04-04-04

    Regular price: $28.00

    • All Over Creation

    • By: Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    Meet Yumi Fuller. A Japanese-American prodigal daughter, Yumi (aka Yummy) is returning home to the Idaho potato farm she ran away from twenty-five years earlier. Then a freewheeling hippie chick, Yumi is now a fairly responsible parent and a professor with a side gig selling lava lots in Hawaii. But can she possibly be prepared to face her dying father, her Alzheimer's-devastated mother, and Cass, the best friend she left behind?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic

    • By Kimberly Litle on 03-26-04

    Regular price: $34.96

    • A terra inteira e o céu infinito [The Whole Earth and the Infinite Sky]

    • By: Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated by: Arianny Carvalho, Cláudia Barcellos
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    O que acontece quando um diário perdido cai nas mãos da pessoa certa? Catando mariscos na praia de uma remota ilha do Canadá, a escritora Ruth se depara com um saco plástico coberto de cracas que envolve uma lancheira da Hello Kitty. Dentro, encontra o livro de Marcel Proust, Em busca do tempo perdido, e se surpreende ao descobrir que na verdade se trata do diário da menina japonesa, Nao.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Tale for the Time Being

    • By: Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ozeki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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. In a small cafe in Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao Yasutani is navigating the challenges thrown up by modern life. In the face of cyber-bullying, the mysteries of a 104-year-old Buddhist nun and great-grandmother, and the joy and heartbreak of family, Nao is trying to find her own place - and voice - through a diary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Being Now

    • By Rochelle on 10-19-13

    Regular price: $15.64

    • My Year of Meats

    • By: Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Jane, a struggling filmmaker in New York, is given her big break, a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. Meanwhile, Akiko, a painfully thin Japanese woman struggling with bulimia, is being pressured by her child-craving husband to put some meat on her bones, literally.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • All Over Creation

    • By: Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Meet Yumi Fuller. A Japanese-American prodigal daughter, Yumi (aka Yummy) is returning home to the Idaho potato farm she ran away from 25 years earlier. Then a freewheeling hippie chick, Yumi is now a fairly responsible parent and a professor with a side gig selling lava lots in Hawaii. But can she possibly be prepared to face her dying father, her Alzheimer's-devastated mother, and Cass, the best friend she left behind?

    Regular price: $23.75