The Housekeeper and the Professor

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Wrote 3/15/18
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
Told from the housekeeper’s perspective, this novel starts with the introduction of a brilliant math professor to his new housekeeper. Due to an accident, the professor’s memories reset every eighty minutes. When we meet him, he is covered in sticky...Continua

un libro su due argomenti, la matematica e il baseball, che assolutamente non mi interessano..eppure non ho potuto staccarmi dalle sue pagine. bellissimo e commovente.

Wrote 5/27/15

una storia molto tenera raccontata con molta delicatezza. mi è piaciuto molto questo libro.

Wrote 1/19/15
A delicate tale of affection, the novel resents of some evanescence in plot and definition of characters' traits, typical of some Japanese literature of last decades. That said, it's a very pleasant reading; the professor is an unforgettable characte...Continua

Wrote Feb 16, 2017, 04:55
We called him the Professor. And he called my son Root, because, he said, the flat top of his head reminded him of the square root sign. "There's a fine brain in there," the Professor said, mussing my son's hair. Root, who wore a cap to avoid being t...Continua
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