The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (2014, Simon and Schuster; 295 pages)
Don Tillman is a brilliant professor of genetics, with essentially no social skills. He embarks on finding the perfect mate by creating and circulating a questionnaire to weed out the smokers, vegans, and consistently tardy. It doesn’t take the reader long to conclude that Don’s rigid schedule and consistently odd mannerisms are manifestations of Asperger’s. When he meets Rosie, who falls into the completely unsuitable category, he’s drawn to assist her in locating her birth father via genetic testing. The two characters are obviously attracted to each other, but it takes some funny and endearing events for the two to figure it all out.
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