The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1405915331
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Een extreem intelligente man met Asperger, die genetica onderwijst aan de universiteit, gaat op zoek naar de perfecte partner.

The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781405912785
Available:
Release: 2013-04-11
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the delightfully heartwarming and life-affirming bestseller about one man's unlikely journey through love 'I couldn't put this book down. It's one of the most quirky and endearing romances I've ever read. I laughed the whole way through' SOPHIE KINSELLA, bestselling author of The Shopaholic series Perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Still Me and Three Things About Elsie. ____________ Don Tillman has got his love life planned out. He knows exactly who he wants, but is it who he needs? Love isn't an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don's never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - 'the world's most incompatible woman' - throwing Don's safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he's feeling? . . . If you loved The Rosie Project, find out what Don did next in The Rosie Effect and The Rosie Result! __________ 'All three of the Rosie novels made me laugh out loud. Ultimately the story is about getting inside the mind and heart of someone a lot of people see as odd, and discovering that he isn't really that different from anybody else' Bill Gates, 2020 Summer Books 'Adorable' Marian Keyes 'Marvellous' John Boyne 'A sweet, funny rom-com . . . You'll be willing Don and Rosie on every step of the way' Marie Claire 'Hilarious, unlikely and heartbreaking' Easy Living 'Original, clever and perfectly written' Jill Mansell

The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9781476729091
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father. Reprint.

The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781443435925
Available:
Release: 2014-09-30
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion’s international smash hit The Rosie Project, you will love The Rosie Effect. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge. Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie. As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia back together, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him most. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 404
ISBN: 9781925774580
Available:
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Text Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The hilarious, challenging and inspiring ending to the Don Tillman trilogy that will have readers cheering for joy.

The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1405918063
Available:
Release: 2015-02-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date before he met Rosie.Now, living in New York City, they have survived ten months and ten days of marriage, even if Don has had to sacrifice standardized meals and embrace unscheduled sex.But then Rosie drops the mother of all bombshells. And Don must prepare for the biggest challenge of his previously ordered life - while dodging deportation, prosecution and professional disgrace.Is Don Tillman ready to become the man he always dreamed of being? Or will he revert to his old ways and risk losing Rosie for ever?

The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476767314
Available:
Release: 2014-12-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a highly anticipated sequel to The Rosie Project, Don Tillman, after his wife Rosie announces that she is pregnant, sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father while helping his best friend Gene, who is living with them, reconcile with his wife Claudia.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
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Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Don Tillman s Standardized Meal System

Don Tillman   s Standardized Meal System
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781925774931
Available:
Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Text Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Graeme Simsion brings to life fictional foodie Don Tillman’s ‘standardised meal system’, as featured in the internationally bestselling Rosie Project and Rosie Effect and the recent Australian #1 bestselling novel, Rosie Result.

The Best of Adam Sharp

The Best of Adam Sharp
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781443435956
Available:
Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Sliding Doors meets High Fidelity.” —AU Review From the #1 bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, an unforgettable new novel about lost love and second chances. A must-read for fans of Nick Hornby and Karen Joy Fowler. A man settled into his routines, Adam Sharp is content. He’s happy with his partner, Claire, he’s the music expert at trivia night at the pub, he looks after his mother and he does the occasional consulting job in IT—but there’s something he can never quite shake off. And that’s his nostalgia for what might have been, his blazing affair more than twenty years ago with Angelina Brown, a smart and sexy, strong-willed actress who taught him for the first time, as he played piano and she sang, what it meant to find—and then lose—love. How different might his life be if he hadn’t let her walk away? And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Adam has sung about second chances, but does he have the courage to believe in them? The Best of Adam Sharp is about growing old and feeling young, about happy times and sad memories, about staying together and drifting apart, but most of all, it’s about the power of the songs we sing when we fall in love.

The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781982172930
Available:
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Two Steps Forward

Two Steps Forward
Author: Graeme Simsion,Anne Buist
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781443455640
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Release: 2018-03-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A story of mid-life and second chances from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and his wife Anne Buist Soon to be a film produced by Ellen DeGeneres Two misfits walk 2,000 kilometres along the Camino de Santiago to find themselves and, perhaps, each other along the way. Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past—for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce. Looking to make a new start, each sets out alone to walk two thousand kilometres from Cluny to Santiago, in northwestern Spain, in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the Camino—the Way—for centuries. The Camino changes you, it’s said. It’s a chance to find a new version of yourself. But can these two very different people find each other? In this smart, funny and romantic journey, Martin’s and Zoe’s stories are told in alternating chapters by husband-and-wife team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist. Two Steps Forward is a novel about renewal—physical, psychological and spiritual. It’s about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it’s about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover.

The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result
Author: Graeme Simsion
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0241388368
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Release: 2019-04-04
Editor: Michael Joseph
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Until ten years ago, geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date. Then he developed The Wife Project and met Rosie, 'the world's most incompatible woman'. Now, having survived 3,653 days of marriage, Don's life-contentment graph, recently at its highest point, is curving downwards. Don and Rosie's ten-year-old son, Hudson, is having trouble at school: his teachers say he isn't fitting in with the other kids. Rosie is battling Judas at work, and Don is in hot water after the Genetics Lecture Outrage. For Don, learning to be a good parent as well as a good partner will require the help of friends old and new. It will mean letting Hudson make his way in the world, and grappling with difficult truths about his own identity. It will also mean opening a cocktail bar.

Addition

Addition
Author: Toni Jordan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781459620094
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Release: 2011-05-11
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grace Lisa Vandenburg, the narrator of this pleasant neurotic-girl-meets-boy debut, is 35 years old and has been addicted to counting since she was eight. She lives alone in Melbourne, Australia, and is on sick leave from her teaching job, filling her weeks with counting-'steps and syllables and bites and things'-and sticking to her rigid routines, which include trips to the cafe and phone calls from her mother and self-absorbed younger sister. The only person in her life Grace relates to is her 10-year-old niece, Hilary, who is as quirky and charming as Grace is. Things are fine until Grace meets Seamus Joseph O'reilly, an Irish transplant who works at the local movie theater. Grace has not been on a date in two years and six months and hasn't been in love in forever, but as things progress with Seamus, she realizes what she has been missing. With some gentle encouragement, Grace agrees to test her boundaries and tries to find a happy medium between her obsession and living a full life. The novel does everything a sweet, agreeable romantic comedy should. (Feb.)

Two Steps Onward

Two Steps Onward
Author: Graeme Simsion,Anne Buist
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781922459091
Available:
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Text Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Internationally bestselling husband-and-wife writing team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist are back with another smart, romantic adventure

Love in the Time of Cholera Illustrated Edition

Love in the Time of Cholera  Illustrated Edition
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780593310854
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.

The Dharma Bums

The Dharma Bums
Author: Jack Kerouac
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101199305
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Release: 1971-05-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras.

All About Us

All About Us
Author: Tom Ellen
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780008336042
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Release: 2020-08-20
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Prepare to fall head over heels in love with this beautiful book’ HELLO! ‘Absolutely GORGEOUS. Achingly romantic, I loved every page’ Miranda Dickinson ‘Oh my gosh, it’s wonderful! I cried so much!’ Polly Crosby

Homesick for Another World

Homesick for Another World
Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780399562891
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Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time "I can’t recall the last time I laughed this hard at a book. Simultaneously, I’m shocked and scandalized. She’s brilliant, this young woman."—David Sedaris Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel. And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. Homesick for Another World is a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another World is her Everything That Rises Must Converge or A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick.

This Charming Man

This Charming Man
Author: Marian Keyes
Pages: 912
ISBN: 9780141909776
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Release: 2008-04-30
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relish the wit and wisdom of Marian Keyes in this story of four women caught up in what seems like love, but may be something much darker . . . from the No. 1 bestselling author of Grown Ups 'So funny, so perceptive, so real . . . I changed my life for this book' MAIL ON SUNDAY ___________ 'Everybody remembers where they were the day they heard that Paddy de Courcy was getting married' Slick, handsome politician Paddy de Courcy is on the up. His party is set to do well in the elections and he's just announced his engagement to the beautiful Alicia. Which is news to his girlfriend, Lola, who, within hours, finds herself dumped and warned not to talk to the press. Yet journalist Grace is on the prowl. She has been after Paddy ever since he ruined her sister Marnie's life way back in college. Grace is looking for the inside story and thinks Lola holds the key . . . But do any of them know the real Paddy? ___________ 'The laughs come fast and furious . . . a gripping, compelling tale' Sunday Independent 'The queen of page-turners . . . brimming with her trademark down-to-earth wit' Cosmopolitan 'Gripping from the start . . . the master at her best' Daily Telegraph