Allison is hosting this month. We will be reading the Rosie project. Sounds like a really cute and uplifting novel, but as one reviewer noted "not chic lit" ;0) We will be doing it on Friday night July 25th at first class pizza again. Please bring cash to split the bill and there is no corkage fee, so feel free to bring a bottle of wine :) Also, just a note for moms: I have switched to audio books.....it's the only way I can get any "reading" done. Its been AWESOME and has totally changed my commute!! (20 minutes)
Here is the synopsis:
THE ART OF LOVE IS NEVER A SCIENCE
MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.
Rosie Jarman is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, as a DNA expert Don is particularly suited to help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on the Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.
Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion’s distinctive debut will resonate with anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of great challenges. The Rosie Project is a rare find: a book that restores our optimism in the power of human connection.