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The Rosie project / Graeme Simsion.

By: Simsion, Graeme C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Simsion, Graeme C. Rosie: 1.; Simsion, Graeme C. Don Tillman trilogy: 1Publisher: Melbourne : Text Publishing Company, 2013Description: 329 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781922079770.Subject(s): Marriage -- Fiction | Mate selection -- Fiction | Asperger's syndrome -- Patients -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. DDC classification: SIM
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Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. Then a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire-a sixteen-page, scientifically researched document-to find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is strangely beguiling, fiery and intelligent. And she is also on a quest of her own. She's looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might just be able to help her with-even if he does wear quick-dry clothes and eat lobster every single Tuesday night.
Summary: The Rosie Project is a classic screwball romance. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. Then a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire - a sixteen-page, scientifically researched document - to find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is strangely beguiling, fiery and intelligent. And she is also on a quest of her own. She's looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might just be able to help her with - even if he does wear quick-dry clothes and eat lobster every single Tuesday night.
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Fiction Aramoho Community Library
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

'Funny and heartwarming, a gem of a book.' Marian Keyes <br> A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, Don Tillman has givenup on love. Until a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire-asixteen-page, scientifically researched questionnaire-to uncover the perfect partner. She willmost definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver.<br> Rosie is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent, strangely beguiling. And looking for herbiological father-a search that a DNA expert might just be able to help her with.<br> The Rosie Project is a romantic comedy like no other. It is arrestingly endearing and entirelyunconventional, and it will make you want to drink cocktails.<br>

Followed by: The Rosie effect.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. Then a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire-a sixteen-page, scientifically researched document-to find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is strangely beguiling, fiery and intelligent. And she is also on a quest of her own. She's looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might just be able to help her with-even if he does wear quick-dry clothes and eat lobster every single Tuesday night.

The Rosie Project is a classic screwball romance. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. Then a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire - a sixteen-page, scientifically researched document - to find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is strangely beguiling, fiery and intelligent. And she is also on a quest of her own. She's looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might just be able to help her with - even if he does wear quick-dry clothes and eat lobster every single Tuesday night.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Don Tillman, speed dating... 'I've sequenced the questions for maximum speed of elimination,' I explained to Frances. 'I believe I can eliminate most women in less than forty seconds. Then you can choose the topic of discussion for the remaining time.' 'But then it won't matter,' said Frances. 'I'll have been eliminated.' 'Only as a potential partner. We may still be able to have an interesting discussion.' 'But I'll have been eliminated,' repeated Frances. I nodded. 'Do you smoke?' 'Occasionally,' she said. I put the questionnaire away. Excerpted from The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Library Journal Review

Don Tillman-geneticist, rule follower, and habitual BMI estimator-is well aware that his grasp on the nuances of social inter-action is weak at best. His attempts at dating have always ended in disaster. At the age of 39, Don begins the Wife Project, a questionnaire-driven effort that he hopes will filter out all unsuitable candidates and help him find his ideal partner. Enter Rosie Jarman, a woman who wants Don's help on a project of her own: finding her biological father. Don soon determines that the unpredictable Rosie is completely unsuitable as a Wife Project candidate. However, her ongoing presence in his life complicates it enormously, changing his outlook on the behaviors he's always used to get along in a world that finds him difficult to understand. In learning to empathize with Rosie, Don finds that he also has a surprising capacity for love. Narrator Dan O'Grady captures Don's detached and analytical tone while infusing the dialog with genuine warmth and humor as Don and Rosie's screwball romance progresses. Verdict Fans of the Aussie accent will swoon; fans of Simsion's debut will be glad to know there's a sequel in the works.-Anna -Mickelsen, Springfield City Lib., MA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.