Book Review: A Tale For The Time Being

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A Tale For The Time Being.

Author: Ruth Ozeki

Publisher: Cannongate Books Ltd

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction

Pages: 432

Summary: Within the pages of this books lies the diary of a girl called Nao. Riding the waves of a tsunami, it is making its way across the ocean. It will change the life of the person who finds it. It might just change yours, too.

This book is one that will stay with you long after you read it. Told in two different perspectives, across two different continents it is cleverly woven and had me hooked from the first sentence.

Ruth finds a lunchbox washed up on the shore of the Canadian coast. Inside she finds a diary, among other things, written by Japanese school girl, Nao, and is sucked into the mystery of her life and where she is now.

This isn’t a book I normally would’ve picked up…

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