The Housekeeper and the Professor

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Click for availability and more information The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa
A lovely, quiet story of the development of a friendship among three unlikely people: the professor who is a mathematical genius but who, since a serious car accident, can only remember things for 80 minutes, so wears notes pinned all over his suit to remind him of important things; the housekeeper sent from an agency who, though uneducated, is quite intelligent and very sympathetic, learning to deal with the professor's forgetfulness and giving him the best care she can; the housekeeper's son who becomes a special joy for the professor. The professor spends his life solving math puzzles and introduces the other two to the beauty of numbers and math, sharing with them also a love of baseball.

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