Book choice for April 2015

The Housekeeper and The Professor [suggested by Chris Cooper]

The Housekeeper and The Professor

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. [Product description from Amazon]

The book has a Wikipedia page.

About the Author

Author's Wikipedia page.

 

Shortlisted for this month

This month Chris's other two suggestions were:

A Thousand Splendid Sons

A Thousand Splendid Sons

Originally suggested in June 2009. Please follow that link for the details.

 

 

 

Small Gods

Small Gods

Discworld is an extragavanza -- among much else, it has billions of gods. "They swarm as thick as herring roe," writes Terry Pratchett in Small Gods, the 13th book in the series. Where there are gods galore, there are priests, high and low, and ... there are novices. Brutha is a novice with little chance to become a priest -- thinking does not come easily to him, although believing does. But it is to Brutha that the great god Om manifests, in the lowly form of a tortoise. [Product description from Amazon.com]

The book has a Wikipedia page.

About the Author

Wikipedia page.
Author's website.

 

 

 

 

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