He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem -- ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him. And every morning, the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew.Now this is REALLY living in the present! Eva of A Striped Armchair recently wrote a very interesting post listing books about neuroscience and neurological illnesses. Yesterday, one of the many comments referred to The Housekeeper and the Professor:
"I’ve heard that in The Housekeeper and the Professor and Rebecca West’s Return of the Soldier feature amnesia or memory problems as well, haven’t read them yet though."What perfect timing, picking up that book the very next day. I'm halfway through with Hummingbirds by Joshua Gaylord (2003), so I'll probably finish it before starting this one.
I wonder if anyone (else) has ever done two Library Loot posts in one week (here's my first one). Library Loot is a weekly meme co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. Marg has the Mister Linky this week, if you'd like to share the loot you brought home.
On another note:
My brother Jim (reading the bulletin on the front row of this June photo) had a heart attack on Friday, November 19. When I visited him in the cardiac intensive care unit today, he was waiting to be transferred to a room. Jim, who had a liver transplant two years ago, will be having bypass surgery in about six weeks, according to his doctors.