The Housekeeper and the Professor


Book Reviews

The Professor is an expert in Mathematics.  After a car accident his memory is blocked in 1975.  He lives alone in a little house in the back of his sister-in-law’s garden.  His main problem is that his short term memory only lasts 80 minutes.  As a result, he wears a black suit everyday that he […]

June 14, 2016

Hotel Iris


Book Reviews

This is the first book I’ve read by Yoko Ogawa.  I’m not often drawn to Japanese literature but since my book club chose The Housekeeper + The Professor as one of our seven reads for 2015-2016, I decided to buy this one too.  The story is about seventeen year old Mari who works in her […]

June 23, 2015