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2013-2014

2013-2104 Go Big Read Program: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeski

"A Tale for the Time Being" Book CoverA Tale for the Time Being is a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet. Spanning the planet from Tokyo’s Electric Town to Desolation Sound, British Columbia, and connected by the great Pacific gyres, A Tale for the Time Being tells the story of a diary, washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox, and the profound effect it has on the woman who discovers it.

 

 

 

 

Press Release

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is pictured outside Bascom Hall on July 30, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is pictured outside Bascom Hall on July 30, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

 

Chancellor Rebecca Blank’s Press Release about the Book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth Ozeki’s Keynote Address

Photo of Ruth OzekiVideo of Ruth Ozeki’s Keynote Address

Transcript of Ruth Ozeki’s Keynote Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Resources

Book Website

Author Website

Book Discussion Questions

Go Big Read Research Guide: A Tale for the Time Being

In the News

Ruth Ozeki Interviews and Reviews