Skip to content

Book Giveaway – A Tale for the Time Being

March 14, 2013

A Tale for the Time Being

Congratulations, Cynthia Richardson – you won!

I’m hosting a book giveaway courtesy of the folks at The Viking Press. It’s for A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki and was released March 12, 2013. Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of This is How You Lose Her said, “Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists and here she is at her absolute best–bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page.”

SYNOPSIS: On a remote island in the Pacific Northwest, a Hello Kitty lunchbox washes up on the beach. Tucked inside is a collection of curious items: an antique wristwatch, a pack of indecipherable letters, and the diary of a sixteen-year-old Japanese girl named Nao Yasutani. Ruth, who finds the lunchbox, suspects that it is debris from Japan’s devastating 2011 tsunami. Once Ruth starts to read the diary, she quickly finds herself drawn into the mystery of the young girl’s fate.

Ruth OzekiOzeki, author of My Year of Meats and All Over Creation, is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her critically-acclaimed independent films, including Halving the Bones, have been screened at Sundance and aired on PBS. She is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everyday Zen Foundation. She lives in British Columbia and New York City.

If you’d like a chance to win a copy of A Tale for the Time Being, just email your name and mailing address to Unfortunately, you must reside in the U.S.

Put Giveaway in the e-mail subject line.  One entry per person, please.  Your chance of winning increases if you leave a comment or like the post. I’ll accept entries until midnight on March 17, 2013—at which time I’ll draw the winning name. Your email address and other personal information will never be sold or given to a third party except in those instances where the publisher requires a mailing address for sending giveaway winners copies of the book.

Ozeki will read at Powell’s Cedar Hills on March 27th.

  1. The NY Times (well, I do read it 😉 had a really nice piece on her the other day. Of course, I was especially fascinated by the notion that her original idea for the novel changed a bit after the tsunami hit. The Buddhist connection is not one to be minimized, for me. So glad (though not surprised) to see this book featured here.

  2. This is the second time in two days I’ve run across mention of this book, and now that I see my fave book reviewer (that’s you, Diane!) offering a give-away opportunity, I’m going to throw my name in the hat. I love the story idea of this book–the found diary with its mysteries of a girl’s life.

  3. Love the premise. She, and the book, sound right up my alley. Thanks for introducing me!

  4. John McNeese permalink

    You tease me into reading books that would never have crossed my radar. Thanks dear friend. I couldn’t figure out how to put “giveaway” on the e mail subject line but that’s ok because I’ve won once before.

  5. I am hoping to get a copy–sent the requisite email. I am not familiar with her writing (just her name) but would like to dive into this one. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog and “liking” a post!

  6. Sheila K. permalink

    The book sounds intriguing—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  7. Yay! Got a book–first ever entering a giveaway.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: