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The Rosie project : a novel, Graeme Simsion

Label
The Rosie project : a novel
Title
The Rosie project
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Graeme Simsion
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. He sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. She will be punctual and logical, most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Then he meets Rosie Jarman, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife. Rosie is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent, and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie, and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper
Member of
Summary
Don Tillman, a brilliant geneticist, thinks that having women fill out a six-page, double-sided questionnaire before a date is logical and reasonable. Rosie Jarman, an impetuous barmaid, thinks Don should loosen up and learn to live a little. Follow the unlikely pair in this laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of unexpected joys, discovery and love. -- Paulette Brooks for LibraryReads
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2014.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10173149
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.S497
LC item number
R67 2013b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Rosie novels (Graeme Simsion)
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
The Rosie project : a novel, Graeme Simsion
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21103870
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781476729107
Lccn
2013000364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn828682421
  • (OCoLC)828682421
Label
The Rosie project : a novel, Graeme Simsion
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21103870
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781476729107
Lccn
2013000364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn828682421
  • (OCoLC)828682421

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