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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,589 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Ozeki Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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.”


  • Winner of the Audie Award Audie Award for Fiction
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • The 2003 AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year
  • Winner of the 2004 American Book Award
  • Winner of the 2004 WILLA Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction
  • A 2003 New York Times Notable Book for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeana | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this. It wasn't an all out page turner, as it took me some time to get through, but I enjoyed it. Yummy Fuller ran away at fourteen and now, twenty-six years later, she returns home as a single mom to three kids. I was only slightly sympathetic to her. She sort of made her own bed in her very poor choices, even if she was somewhat driven to them by her fundamentalist family. Growing up in Idaho would be rough on anyone. Regardless, she spends too much time blaming everyone else for her problems. Maybe I've just grown up too much to feel sorry for a fourteen year old runaway. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melanie | 1/26/2014

    " It was ok. Over long at times, but ended well, all nice and tied up in a bow. Just like I like 'em! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Debbie | 1/19/2014

    " My year of Meats was such a great book... not preachy, but thought-provoking through the story. This book was a finger-wagging-you-better-listen-to-me-or -else. It wasn't a good story. But I highly recommend My Year of Meats by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Helen | 1/12/2014

    " This book was incredibly slow. I would have quit reading, if it wasn't this month's pick by my book club. "

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