The Housekeeper and the Professor is about a woman who goes to work for a man whose memory only lasts eighty minutes because of an accident he was in years before. All over his jackets are notes he pins to remind him of things, like a picture of her face with "new maid". Every morning, as he greets her, he asks her math questions to break the ice, so to speak. As time progresses, the woman and her son find themselves becoming more connected with the professor.
The Housekeeper and the Professor was a great, heartfelt novel. The connections between the characters was great, very real. I loved the relationship between the boy and the professor. It was so well written. And even though there's a lot of math in the book, which might draw some people off of it, I loved it. It's how the professor connects with people, it's the only way he can, and I think she wrote the math in perfectly. I also loved how none of the characters had names. It really makes it easy for the reader to relate to the characters, because they could literally be anyone.
I loved the ending. It fit the novel, and it was so well written. This is easily a book I could reread over and over. Wonderful novel.
My rating: 10/10