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Publisher's Summary

Meet Yumi Fuller. A Japanese-American prodigal daughter, Yumi (aka Yummy) is returning home to the Idaho potato farm she ran away from twenty-five years earlier. Then a freewheeling hippie chick, Yumi is now a fairly responsible parent and a professor with a side gig selling lava lots in Hawaii. But can she possibly be prepared to face her dying father, her Alzheimer's-devastated mother, and Cass, the best friend she left behind? As she grapples with her conflicted past and uncertain future, Yumi collides with the Seeds of Resistance, a rollicking band of environmentalists who see her parents' potato farm as an ideal in their fight against genetic engineering.
With her signature wit and uncanny ability to evoke the pathos and humor of life's conundrums, Ozeki spins a tale of family, food, and corporate greed. All Over Creation is the emotionally resonant and utterly unique story of an ordinary woman just trying to make sense of it all as the unceasing cycle of all creation continues around her.
©2003 Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

Audie Award Winner, Fiction (unabridged), 2004
"The story keeps exploding outward like a clump of cells becoming a complex plant but is never out of control; it never even strains credulity. Anna Fields's reading is as accomplished as the storytelling; as audio experiences go, this is just about perfect." (AudioFile)
"This quirky novel is bewitching." (Publishers Weekly)
"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)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kimberly Litle on 03-26-04


This book is very good and the reading is well done. It reminds me of The Secret Life of Bees, though it is not quite as lyrical, combined with a Tom Robbins novel. A wonderful, quirky listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Emily on 04-30-04

Quirky read! I wasn't disappointed

I read "My Year of Meats" on a whim, loved it, and then was pleasantly surprised to find this book by the same author. But this story was really different than the first, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters are richly developed, the plot takes some unexpected turns, and in the end, you feel like these folks were old friends. And of course, the narrator was really great, as she was in "My Year of Meats!" She brought everyone to life in a way that isn't typical of other narrators. If anyone else reads this, I'm curious to know: Do you end up liking Yummy or not? I don't think I've decided yet!

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