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Estelle: The Professor and the Housekeeper by Yoko Ogawa

The Professor and the Housekeeper by Yoko Ogawa Pages: 192 Published: February 3, 2009 Target Audience: Adult Format: Paperback Why I read it: A gift from my friend, Rachel. Summary: A housekeeper and her son form an unexpected bond with one of her employers — a mathematical genius whose memory starts to shut down after […]

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December 29, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Wow… how sad. I have a really, really hard time reading sad books. This one sounds interesting, though, and I’m glad it was uplifting at the same time. An 80-minute memory? Very Dory to me. I think it’s great that the housekeeper and her son were able to cope with that kind of memory lifespan. My grandma can’t remember things, and frequently tells me the same thing 5 minutes later. Christmas dinner was full of her asking me the same thing over and over again. It gets tiring!

December 29, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Rachel - Reading your review makes me want to re-read the book! It’s just such a beautifully written story. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

December 28, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This sounds rather heartbreaking, but seems beautifully written. It’s an intriguing story, that’s for sure.