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April Book Discussion

The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion

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. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman 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.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Ladies, thank you for a truly fun night!
    Here is a link to a video that I suggest you watch about school vs creativity! You will love it!
    http://youtu.be/iG9CE55wbtY

    1 · April 14, 2014

    • Susan R.

      Alexandra, I've been a TED subscriber for a while now and have seen/shared this session several times, and subsequently the merits of Sir Robinson's ideals. Thank you for bringing it to light! TED Talks are really something.

      April 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I love TED talks too! I even visited TEDx talks in Brussels, it was great, I came back reborn!:)
      I was almost sure you've watched this video before but it's such a great talk that I shared it anyway!:)

      April 15, 2014

  • Susan R.

    I posted a few links about the book I mentioned last night and another web site for anyone interested in learning more about these conditions. Go the the message board under "discussions" tab above.

    April 15, 2014

  • Nancy

    I always think that the best books are those that teach us something about life. This book has, hopefully, made me wiser about differences. Great group, great discussion. Thanks, Susan!

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Susan R.

    That was a discussion on a different level this evening.

    April 14, 2014

  • Mary b.

    Hi! I won't be able to make it tonight

    April 14, 2014

    • Susan R.

      Thanks for letting me know Mary. I changed your RSVP accordingly. Hope to see you soon.

      April 14, 2014

  • Janice D.

    I just returned my copy to the library today. (I had thought about reading it even though I can't attend the discussion on the 14th, but I just don't have time.) Now someone else on the waiting list can grab it.

    March 31, 2014

    • Susan R.

      Thank up you for being thoughtful, Janice.

      March 31, 2014

  • Susan R.

    Returning my (slightly overdue) copy to the Ft. Hamilton branch of library today so the next one on waiting list has time to read it. I'm told there are 4 waiting on hold list, which means we should share copies with each other asap, or we should move the date a little further out if more members want to join that event but didn't get book on time. This book was delightful and had lots of meaning for me...

    March 31, 2014

  • Janice D.

    I just found out that this meetup is on the first night of Passover. I'm hosting my family's seder, so I have to opt out. Enjoy the book and the discussion.

    March 16, 2014

    • Susan R.

      I hope you enjoy the holiday, Janice. I hope you can join us in May.

      March 16, 2014

  • Susan R.

    I'll be starting it this week, Alexandra. I'm just finishing up A Painted House for our reading on Wednesday. I look forward to something lighter, for sure!

    March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This book is so funny! I cannot stop reading it!!

    2 · March 12, 2014

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