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The Gift of Numbers

(2007)
(The Housekeeper and the Professor)
A novel by

 
 
A publishing phenomenon in Japan and a heartwarming story that will change the way we all see math, baseball, memory, and each other She is a housekeeper by trade, a single mom by choice, shy, brilliant, and starting a new tour of duty in the home of an aging professor. He is the professor, a mathematical genius, capable of limitless kindness and intuitive affection, but the victim of a mysterious accident that has rendered him unable to remember anything for longer than eighty minutes. Root, the housekeepers ten-year-old son, combines his mothers sympathy with a sensitive curiosity all his own. Over the course of a few months in 1992, these three develop a profoundly affecting friendship, based on a shared love of mathematics and baseball, that will change each of their lives permanently. Chosen as the most popular book in Japan by readers and booksellers alike, The Gift of Numbers is Yoko Ogawas first novel to be published in English, and in the U.S.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Highly original. Infinitely charming. And ever so touching." - Paul Auster


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Hardback Editions

June 2010 : UK Hardback

Title: The Housekeeper And The Professor
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-4448-0176-7 / 978-1-4448-0176-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor: Vintage Classics Japanese Series (Vintage Classic Japanese Series)
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-78487-544-9 / 978-1-78487-544-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 0-09-952134-2 / 978-0-09-952134-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-84655-250-8 / 978-1-84655-250-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 0-312-42780-8 / 978-0-312-42780-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gift of Numbers
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 0-312-42597-X / 978-0-312-42597-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador USA
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Audio Editions

April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-4526-1289-7 / 978-1-4526-1289-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-4526-4289-3 / 978-1-4526-4289-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-4526-6289-4 / 978-1-4526-6289-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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February 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Picador
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