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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

posted Mar 27, 2014, 2:39 PM by LowFell Admin

Don Tillman is a genetics professor. He can count his friends on one hand, has a lifelong difficulty with social rituals, and has never been on a second date. When he decides the time has come to find a wife, sets about the task in an organised, scientific way. He embarks on the Wife Project and devises a questionnaire designed to find the perfect partner. Among other exacting requirements, she must be a punctual, logical non-smoking, meat-eater. Yet Rosie Jarman is none of these things…


When the beguiling, fiery and intelligent Rosie comes to Don’s office he assumes she is an applicant for the Wife Project. However she is actually seeking Don’s help, as a DNA expert, to find her biological father. Don and Rosie become involved in the Father Project and an unlikely romance blossoms between them, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to realize that love is not always what looks good on paper… 

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