A Tale for the Time Being
A young Japanese girl's diary washes up on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest, and a writer named Ruth finds it amidst debris from the 2011 tsunami. As Ruth reads through the diary, she becomes invested in the mystery of Nao's fate. Meanwhile, Nao recounts the story of her great-grandmother in the diary, as she grapples with bullying, despair, and watching her parents struggle. A Tale for the Time Being is a poignant, fascinating novel about life, death, and the lasting impact of our stories.