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Ruth Ozeki - A ​Tale for the Time Being
A ​brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-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. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.

Linda Sue Park - David Almond - Eoin Colfer - Deborah Ellis - Roddy Doyle - Nick Hornby - Tim Wynne-Jones - Ruth Ozeki - Margot Lanagan - Gregory Maguire - Click
A ​video message from a dead person. A larcenous teenager. A man who can stick his left toe behind his head and in his ear. An epileptic girl seeking answers in a fairy tale. A boy who loses everything in World War II, and his brother who loses even more. And a family with a secret so big that it changes everything. The world's best beloved authors each contribute a chapter in the life of the mysterious George "Gee" Keane, photographer, soldier, adventurer and enigma. Under different pens, a startling portrait emerges of a man, his family, and his gloriously complicated tangle of a life. About the Authors Linda Sue Park won the Newbery Medal for A Single Shard. David Almond won the Printz Award for Kit’s Wilderness. Eoin Colfer is the author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series. Deborah Ellis received a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award special commendation for her Breadwinner trilogy. Roddy Doyle won the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. Nick Hornby has had three books made into feature films. Tim Wynne-Jones has twice won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Ruth Ozeki has seen her novel My Year of Meats translated into eleven languages. Margot Lanagan received a Printz Honor for her collection Black Juice. And Gregory Maguire wrote the novel Wicked, which became a popular Broadway musical.

Ruth Ozeki - Az ​idő partjain
Vajon ​hogyan fér meg egymás mellett a testi és lelki terrort átélő japán iskoláslány, az írói válsággal küzdő Ruth, a buddhista apáca és a mosómedve-támadást túlélő macska története? Hogyan változtatja meg a szereplők életét mindaz, ami a múlt ködéből felbukkan? Mit tehet gyötrődő rokonai lelkéért halála előtt a vén Dzsiko? Vajon mit jelent az időben létezés és hogyan segíthet a buddhizmus vagy a modern fizika, esetleg egy kamaszlány kegyetlen naplója ennek megértésében? Ruth Ozeki ezekre a kérdésekre keresi a választ. Ő maga amerikai apa és japán anya gyermekeként született. 2010 óta zen buddhista pap. Ha mindezek után az olvasó azt gondolja, hogy a névazonosság nem véletlen, akkor egy időre érdemes a könyv visszatérő motívumát felidézni: a kettő „nem ugyanaz, de nem is más”.