Listen Up: The Fifth Edition of #ReadingThings is Here—We’re Talking A Tale for the Time Being with author Ruth Ozeki!
Today we’re rounding up our #ReadingThings coven to discuss our latest pick, Ruth Ozeki’s sprawling, feels-inducing A Tale for The Time Being. Before we dive into a round of “but who’d be in the movie?!” with Claire and Erica, Ruth (who is not only a novelist but also a filmmaker and zen Buddhist priest, NBD) shares how she became a character in her own novel.
- Be sure to check out Ruth’s other books All Over Creation and My Year of Meats.
- Other books (and one film) A Tale for The Time Being brought to mind: the Anastasia Krupnik series by Lois Lowry, Suicide by Emile Durkheim, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain, Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman, and director Marielle Heller’s movie Diary of A Teenage Girl (which is based on Phoebe Glockner’s graphic novel of the same name).
- Revisiting The Falling Man, via a Time story by Tom Junod.
- Our thoughts on casting: Jenna Ushkowitz or Kimiko Glenn (you know, the Beacon’s Closet store clerk from Broad City) as Nao; Sandra Oh or Keiko Agena as Ruth; Ken Watanabe as Nao’s dad, Haruki #2; Paul Giamatti or Thomas Haden Church as Oliver; Janel Parrish as the pretty bully; Rinko Kikuchi as Babette.
- The next installment of #ReadingThings is coming at you on January 16—‘cause what better way to kick off your “read more” resolution? We’ll be talking about Edan Lepucki’s novella If You’re Not Yet Like Me. It’s a dark romantic comedy, it’s only 55 pages, and you have no excuses!
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