A Tale for the Time Being, Official Book Trailer

Ruth Ozeki’s wonderfully clever and vast-hearted A Tale For The Time Being is a turbulent story of two parts, told in counterpoint.... It manages to be at once tender and refined, comic and grave, hopeful and desperate. We loved its spirit, in several senses, and we are all Hello Kitty fans now.
— Robert Macfarlane, Chair of judges, 2013 Man Booker Prize
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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.
— Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


With Sedge Thomson at  West Coast Live,   March 23, 2013. Photo:   Lawrence Gay/  West     Coast     Live

With Sedge Thomson at West Coast Live, March 23, 2013. Photo: Lawrence Gay/West Coast Live


Now available in paperback

At local bookstores and online retailers as an audiobook, ebook, hardcover, and now in paperback, too.

At reading for  Copperfield's  Books in Santa Rosa, March 21, 2013. Photo: Laura Trippi   

At reading for Copperfield's Books in Santa Rosa, March 21, 2013. Photo: Laura Trippi