Five of us met to discuss The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. A housekeeper is hired to work for a former professor of mathematics. She is the 10th housekeeper to work for the professor. He suffers from short term memory loss, to be specific, his brain forgets everything after 80 minutes. Despite this hurdle, the housekeeper and her young son befriend the professor and create a bond with him that undermines their expectations of the situation. If you like numbers and math problems, then please pick up this book. It is an elegant treatment of the beauty of order in the universe even when life and short term memory loss create chaos.
Other books that folks are reading and enjoying:
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein