• The Housekeeper and the Professor
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    The Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa

    I picked up this book on a whim. An elderly professor of Mathematics has only 80 minutes of short-term memory. His last long-term memory is from the day he met with a car accident where he hit his head. Through the eyes of his new housekeeper and her young son, Root (the nickname given to him by the Professor because the top of his head is flat like the square root sign), we meet and form a strange connection with the man who walks around with notes clipped to his suit so that he won’t forget important things (including who…

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