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Archive: Other Books > The Housekeeper and the Professor / Yoko Ogawa. 3.5 stars

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LibraryCin | 8318 comments 3.5 stars

A housekeeper is assigned to work in the house of a former mathematics professor; that professor had an accident in 1975, though, and although he remembers everything from before that time, any new memories last only 80 minutes. However, they strike up a friendship, along with the housekeeper’s son. The professor teaches the two about the wonders of numbers and math and they find another common ground in baseball.

I enjoyed this. Sometimes the math was a bit too much, and I suspect I would have enjoyed it more if I also liked baseball a bit more, but I liked the relationships that developed in the story.


Karin | 6997 comments I'm glad you at least liked this, but am sorry you didn't like it more. However, that's how reading goes!


LibraryCin | 8318 comments I know! Most people loved it. That's ok, I still liked it and it was quick to read, besides.


Karin | 6997 comments LibraryCin wrote: "I know! Most people loved it. That's ok, I still liked it and it was quick to read, besides."

I understand; I don't always like popular books :).


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