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Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children.

The Best 13 Books on Graeme Simsion

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The Rosie Project: A Novel

Now in paperback, the international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love.

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. 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 possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify 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 “navigates the choppy waters of adult relationships, both romantic and platonic, with a fresh take (USA TODAY). “Filled with humor and plenty of heart, The Rosie Project is a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how we’re wired, just want to fit in” (Chicago Tribune).
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The Rosie Effect: A Novel (Don Tillman Book 2)

With The Rosie Project, “Graeme Simsion achieved the impossible and created an entirely new kind of romantic hero,” Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You said. Now Don Tillman returns in the hilarious and charming sequel to the international sensation. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

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.

Picking up where The Rosie Project left off, The Rosie Effect is a fun, hilarious, and poignant read. “Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell” (Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook).
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Two Steps Forward: A Novel

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project comes a story of taking chances and learning to love again as two people, one mourning her husband and the other recovering from divorce, cross paths on the centuries-old Camino pilgrimage from France to Spain.

“The Chemin will change you. It changes everyone…”

The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, is a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Every year, thousands of walkers—some devout, many not—follow the route that wends through quaint small villages and along busy highways alike, a journey unlike any other.

Zoe, an artist from California who’s still reeling from her husband’s sudden death, has impulsively decided to walk the Camino, hoping to find solace and direction. Martin, an engineer from England, is road-testing a cart of his own design…and recovering from a messy divorce. They begin in the same French town, each uncertain of what the future holds. Zoe has anticipated the physical difficulties of her trek, but she is less prepared for other challenges, as strangers and circumstances force her to confront not just recent loss, but long-held beliefs. For Martin, the pilgrimage is a test of his skills and endurance but also, as he and Zoe grow closer, of his willingness to trust others—and himself—again.

Smart and funny, insightful and romantic, Two Steps Forward reveals that the most important journeys we make aren’t measured in miles, but in the strength, wisdom, and love found along the way. Fans of The Rosie Project will recognize Graeme Simsion’s uniquely quirky and charming writing style.

 

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The Best of Adam Sharp: A Novel

"This dazzling story about a former pianist who has a second chance in midlife with his former actress flame will do some major heart-warming this Spring — and readers will never foresee the incredible ending." —POPSUGAR

"It's a fun sweet ride." —The Washington Post

One of Glamour Magazine's “Most Anticipated Books of 2017”

“An extraordinary literary treat that reminds readers the best things in life have nothing to do with plans.” —20 Must-Read Books for Spring 2017,Redbook.com


Two decades ago, Adam Sharp’s piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, an intelligent and strong-willed actress. They had a chance at something more—but Adam didn’t take it.

Now, on the cusp of turning fifty, Adam likes his life. He’s happy with his partner Claire, he excels in music trivia at quiz night at the local pub, he looks after his mother, and he does the occasional consulting job in IT. But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been.

And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously?

Set to the soundtrack of our lives, The Best of Adam Sharp follows along with emotion and humor as one man looks back on his past and decides if having a second chance is worth the risk.

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Data Modeling Essentials, Third Edition

Data Modeling Essentials, Third Edition, covers the basics of data modeling while focusing on developing a facility in techniques, rather than a simple familiarization with "the rules". In order to enable students to apply the basics of data modeling to real models, the book addresses the realities of developing systems in real-world situations by assessing the merits of a variety of possible solutions as well as using language and diagramming methods that represent industry practice.

This revised edition has been given significantly expanded coverage and reorganized for greater reader comprehension even as it retains its distinctive hallmarks of readability and usefulness. Beginning with the basics, the book provides a thorough grounding in theory before guiding the reader through the various stages of applied data modeling and database design. Later chapters address advanced subjects, including business rules, data warehousing, enterprise-wide modeling and data management. It includes an entirely new section discussing the development of logical and physical modeling, along with new material describing a powerful technique for model verification. It also provides an excellent resource for additional lectures and exercises.

This text is the ideal reference for data modelers, data architects, database designers, DBAs, and systems analysts, as well as undergraduate and graduate-level students looking for a real-world perspective.

  • Thorough coverage of the fundamentals and relevant theory.
  • Recognition and support for the creative side of the process.
  • Expanded coverage of applied data modeling includes new chapters on logical and physical database design.
  • New material describing a powerful technique for model verification.
  • Unique coverage of the practical and human aspects of modeling, such as working with business specialists, managing change, and resolving conflict.
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Data Modeling: Theory and Practice

Graeme Simsion, author of several bestsellers including The Rosie Project, provides a detailed review of the extensive literature on data modeling and logical database design, referencing nearly 500 publications, with a strong focus on their relevance to practice.

DATA MODELING THEORY AND PRACTICE is for practitioners and academics who have learned the conventions and rules of data modeling and are looking for a deeper understanding of the discipline. The coverage of theory includes a detailed review of the extensive literature on data modeling and logical database design, referencing nearly 500 publications, with a strong focus on their relevance to practice. The practice component incorporates the largest-ever study of data modeling practitioners, involving over 450 participants in interviews, surveys and data modeling tasks. The results challenge many longstanding held assumptions about data modeling and will be of interest to academics and practitioners alike.

Graeme Simsion brings to the book the practical perspective and intellectual clarity that have made his Data Modeling Essentials a classic in the field. He begins with a question about the nature of data modeling (design or description), and uses it to illuminate such issues as the definition of data modeling, its philosophical underpinnings, inputs and deliverables, the necessary behaviors and skills, the role of creativity, product diversity, quality measures, personal styles, and the differences between experts and novices.

Data Modeling Theory and Practice is essential reading for anyone involved in data modeling practice, research, or teaching.
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Proyecto esposa, El (Spanish Edition)

Don Tillman, profesor de Genetica nunca he logrado tener una segunda cita con la misma mujer y ha decidido poner en marcha el proyecto esposa. Ha creado un algoritmo perfecto para excluir las candidatas inadecuadas. Este libro es el informe cientifico del resultado de mi proyecto. Quien lo lea descubrira la respuesta a una pregunta fundamental: puede el amor cambiar la vida de un individuo como yo? / A brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who's decided it's time he found a wife 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 possesses all these qualities.
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Der Rosie-Effekt: Roman (Das Rosie-Projekt 2) (German Edition)

Nach dem Mega- Bestseller ›Das Rosie-Projekt‹ geht es weiter! In Graeme Simsions romantischer Komödie ›Der Rosie-Effekt‹ entdeckt Don Tillman, unser Traummann der Herzen, die Liebe in der Ehe. O Baby! Für Don, den unwahrscheinlichsten romantischen Helden, den es je gab, geht's nach dem Happy-End geht's erst richtig los.Don Tillmans "Ehefrau-Projekt" hat geklappt. Er lebt mit Rosie in New York. Und Rosie ist schwanger. Don will natürlich der brillanteste werdende Vater aller Zeiten sein, stürzt sich in die Forschung und entwickelt einen wissenschaftlich exakten Schwangerschafts-Zeitplan für Rosie. Aber seine ungewöhnlichen Recherchemethoden führen erstmal dazu, dass er verhaftet wird. Was Rosie auf keinen Fall erfahren darf, um ihre Beziehung nicht zu belasten. Also muss Don improvisieren, seinen Freund Gene einspannen und Lydia, die Sozialarbeiterin, davon überzeugen, dass er ein Superdad sein wird. Bei alledem übersieht er fast das Wichtigste: seine Liebe zu Rosie und die Gefahr, sie genau dann zu verlieren, wenn sie ihn am meisten braucht.
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Das Rosie-Projekt: Roman (German Edition)

Der Weltbestseller mit Humor und Gefühl: die romantische Komödie ›Das Rosie-Projekt‹ von Graeme Simsion Don Tillman will heiraten. Allerdings findet er menschliche Beziehungen oft höchst verwirrend und irrational. Was tun? Don entwickelt das Ehefrau-Projekt: Mit einem 16-seitigen Fragebogen will er auf wissenschaftlich exakte Weise die ideale Frau finden. Also keine, die raucht, trinkt, unpünktlich oder Veganerin ist. Und dann kommt Rosie. Unpünktlich, Barkeeperin, Raucherin. Offensichtlich ungeeignet. Aber Rosie verfolgt ihr eigenes Projekt: Sie sucht ihren biologischen Vater. Dafür braucht sie Dons Kenntnisse als Genetiker. Ohne recht zu verstehen, wie ihm geschieht, lernt Don staunend die Welt jenseits beweisbarer Fakten kennen und stellt fest: Gefühle haben ihre eigene Logik.
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Der Mann, der zu träumen wagte: Roman (German Edition)

Was wäre, wenn deine große Liebe nach langen Jahren wieder auftaucht? Darfst du alles riskieren für einen Traum? Für das ganz große Glück? Keiner schreibt so unnachahmlich über Männer und Gefühle wie ›Das Rosie-Projekt‹-Autor Simsion. Adam Sharp gefällt sein Leben: er lebt mit Claire zusammen, arbeitet als IT-Berater in London und gewinnt beim Pub-Quiz alle Musikfragen. Aber ab und zu überkommt ihn die Erinnerung an Angelina Brown. Vor über 20 Jahren, im sonnigen Melbourne, erlebte er mit ihr, was es bedeutet, wenn man die Liebe findet – und sie verliert. Wie wäre sein Leben verlaufen, wenn er sie damals nicht hätte gehen lassen?Völlig überraschend meldet sich Angelina bei ihm. Was will sie? Haben die Songs doch recht, die von der ewigen Liebe erzählen? Sie lädt ihn in ihr Landhaus nach Frankreich ein. Adam muss sich fragen: wieviel Risiko darf man eingehen, wenn Träume auf einmal wahr werden könnten? Der große Roman über die Mitte des Lebens und das Gefühl, noch jung zu sein, übers Begegnen und Auseinanderleben, und eigentlich darüber, ob in der Liebe gestern und heute zusammenpassen. Der neue Roman vom Autor des Weltbestsellers ›Das Rosie-Projekt‹, Graeme Simsion.
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The Rosie Effect

Get ready to fall in love all over again!Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. 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 because — surprise! — Rosie is pregnant.
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The Rosie Effect: A Novel

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. 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 because— surprise!—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 to reconcile, 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 the most.

Graeme Simsion first introduced these unforgettable characters in The Rosie Project, which NPR called “sparkling entertainment along the lines of Where’d You Go Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally.” The San Francisco Chronicle said, “sometimes you just need a smart love story that will make anyone, man or woman, laugh out loud.” If you were swept away by the book that’s captivated a million readers worldwide, you will love The Rosie Effect.
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