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All Over Creation Kindle Edition
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|Length: 528 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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"Anna Fields' reading is as accomplished as the storytelling; as audio experiences go, this is just about perfect."-- "AudioFile"
"Ozeki's characters are utterly charming, and she writes with sensitivity and inventiveness about the complexities of love and nature, deftly humanizing the thorny issues raised by biotechnology with humor and panache in a tale rich in suspense and pathos."-- "Booklist"
"With a combination of humor and pathos that is all her own, Ozeki brings the American pastoral forward into the age of agribusiness and genetic engineering. The result is a smart and compelling novel about a world we don't realize we live in."-- "Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire"
"With her rich and sonorous voice, Fields...evokes the warmth and humor in Ozeki's nuanced paean to the profusion of life and the healing power of loving care...a satisfying, funny, heart-warming novel."-- "Kliatt" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00BPFCOO4
- Publisher : Text Publishing (7 March 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 1848 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 432 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 292,352 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In Liberty Falls, Idaho, Lloyd Fuller is seriously ill and needs constant attention as does his wife Momoko, who is seemingly suffering with Alzheimer's. At the next farm along live Cass with her husband, and she manages to track down the Fuller's daughter, Yumi, otherwise known as Yummy.
Cass was Yumi's friend from when she was younger, but no one has actually seen Yumi since she ran away from home in 1974, aged just fourteen. As Yumi makes her way home to the Fuller house a bunch of eco-activists are also getting ready to converge on the house, as they have taken to Lloyd, and think of him as a guru. Yumi has brought her three children with her, and the activists are out to educate people on how potatoes are being genetically modified. With Elliot, the former lover of Yumi also coming into the area, there is a lot happening in this story.
We have a lot to ponder within these pages, what with the questions surrounding genetic modification to food, and on top of that the relationships between family and friends. Yumi is only coming to visit, but as you will see, her stay is slightly longer than anticipated. This could have been very stiff and quite boring, but instead Ruth Ozeki has crafted something that is very thoughtful, quite comedic in places, and also sometimes sad. In all this is an exquisite book to read, showing life from start to finish, both from a human perspective, and also from that of a seed. This isn't a quick read and is something that you can really indulge in and enjoy, especially as for instance Yumi is very dysfunctional. For a book group this would make a perfect choice, simply as there is so much to discuss.
If you are looking for something that is both thoughtful and serious, but also showing the funny side of life as well, this could be just what you are looking for; it is a real pleasure to read.
There is tragedy and comedy between the pages. It makes you think about what you are eating and about how much you are told about your food., Although not as good as "A tale for the Time Being", I really enjoyed this book and carried the characters with me for some time after finishing.
Well written and probably might read again at some time.
Ruth Ozeki blends her Eastern heritage into our 21st century cynical age and creates a little masterpiece which lingers long after you have closed the final page.