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Phi Beta Kappa Delaware Valley Virtual Book Club
Virtual discussion of "The Housekeeper and the Professor", by acclaimed Japanese author Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder.  This "deceptively elegant novel" explores the relationships between a brilliant mathematics professor in Japan with a serious post-traumatic memory deficit allowing him 80 minutes of memory at a time, and the single-mother housekeeper and her 10 year-old son, who become a virtual family. Explores what it means to live in the present and uses the beauty of numbers and a fascination with Japanese baseball to explore their relationships and how the professor affects their lives profoundly - a "quiet optimistic look at humanity". Best seller in Japan, winner of the Yomiuri Prize, made into a popular film, and one of the "50 Best Japanese Books of All Time".  No charge event.

Apr 13, 2023 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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