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April 2022 TBR

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O, how this spring of love resembleth / The uncertain glory of an April day ― William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona 


The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa
Translated by Stephen Snyder

Summary: He is a brilliant maths professor with a peculiar problem – ever since a traumatic head injury seventeen years ago, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is a sensitive but astute young housekeeper who is entrusted to take care of him.

Each morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are reintroduced to one another, a strange, beautiful relationship blossoms between them. The Professor may not remember what he had for breakfast, but his mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. He devises clever maths riddles – based on her shoe size or her birthday – and the numbers reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her ten-year-old son. With each new equation, the three lost souls forge an affection more mysterious than imaginary numbers, and a bond that runs deeper than memory. Like what I do here? Check out my Ko-fi page and consider supporting the blog! Everyone who supports me can choose a book from my current TBR to be read and reviewed.


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