A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

As the mystery of the contents of a lunchbox that has washed  ashore unfolds, Ruth, a novelist living on a remote PNW island, is pulled into Nao’s, a sixteen-year-old Japanese girl, drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Ruth Ozeki  is the award-winning author of three novels, including My Year of Meats and All Over Creation.