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All Over Creation

  • Read by: Anna Fields
  • Runtime: 15.6 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 4.1.2003
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio
  • Genre: Fiction
  • 15.62 hrs4/1/2003Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4551-8008-0
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Winner of the Audie Award Audie Award for Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The 2003 AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year

A 2003 New York Times Notable Book for Fiction

Winner of the 2004 American Book Award

Winner of the 2004 WILLA Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction

My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki’s delicious debut novel, won a devoted following and was hailed by critics as inventing a new genre: the “eco-saga.” Here, Ozeki takes us to the heart of the potato farming industry.

Yumi Fuller is a Japanese-American prodigal daughter returning home to the Idaho potato farm she ran away from twenty-five years earlier. Then a freewheeling hippie chick, Yumi (a.k.a. Yummy) is now a fairly responsible parent and a professor. But can she possibly be prepared to face her dying father, her Alzheimer’s-devastated mother, her former lover, and Cass, the best friend she left behind?

As she grapples with her conflicted past and uncertain future, Yumi collides with a rollicking band of environmentalists who see her parents’ potato farm as the ideal answer in their fight against genetic engineering.

With a quirky cast of characters and a keen eye for the vicissitudes of corporate life, political resistance, youth culture, aging baby boomers, and globalization, as well as the beauty of seeds, roots, and all growing things, All Over Creation offers something for just about everyone.

Editorial Reviews

“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

“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 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

Author Biography

Ruth Ozeki is a filmmaker and novelist who has won major awards in both fields. Her first novel, My Year of Meats, won the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Award, the Imus/Barnes & Noble American Book Award, and a Special Jury Prize of the World Cookbook Awards in Versailles. All Over Creation was a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the American Book Award, as well as the 2004 WILLA Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction. She began her media career as an art director in film, switched to directing television documentaries, and then began making her own films, of which Body of Correspondence won the New Visions Award at the San Francisco Film Festival. A frequent speaker on college and university campuses, she serves on the advisory editorial board of the Asian American Literary Review.

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Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.

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