Books on Tap: "A Tale for the Time Being"
Join us for a cocktail and book discussion
Newcomers are always welcome!
We meet in person on the third Monday of each month except on those Mondays that we are closed because of a holiday, in which case we meet on the fourth Monday of the month.
Our March selection is "A Tale for the Time Being"
We are reading:
- Jan. 23: "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood
- Feb. 27: "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness
- Mar. 20: "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki
- Apr. 17: "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell
Registration is required. Attendance is limited to 15 people.
We will be meeting at Samuel Beckett's Irish Pub, 2800 South Randolph Street, Arlington VA 22206
Please call Vicky McCaffrey at 703-228-0332 for more information.
About the book:
"A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be." In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, "A Tale for the Time Being" is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home."