The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect

Post date: Jan 8, 2015 7:10:14 AM


January 6, 2015


Nancy Howe/Mark Fink/Lili Smith

Santa Clara County Library District

(408) 293-2326 ext. 3001/3010/3014

Graeme Simsion to Speak on The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect

WHAT: Bestselling author Graeme Simsion will be speaking about The Rosie Project and its recently released sequel, The Rosie Effect during this free author visit, co-sponsored by Santa Clara County Library District and San Jose Public Library.

WHO: Originally an IT consultant and author of two nonfiction database design books, Simsion later turned his creative thoughts to the writing of fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, published in 2013, became an international bestseller and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife Anne, and their two children.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7 pm

WHERE: Campbell Community Center

Orchard City Banquet Hall

1 W. Campbell Ave.

Campbell, CA 95008

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Graeme Simsion will be available for book signings following the lecture.

Copies of The Rosie Project will be available for purchase at the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK: A romantic comedy, The Rosie Project is narrated by the fictional Don Tillman, an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find true love. As he sets out to find the perfect wife, he knows what she will not be: a barmaid, a smoker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarmon is all these things. Rosie is looking for her biological father, a search that Don might be able to help her complete. Soon an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing Don to confront the whirlwind that is Rosie.

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About the Santa Clara County Library District

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 1.9 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work.

For several years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2014, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014, SCCLD won a Top Innovator Award from the Urban Libraries Council for its innovative program to revive episodic fiction.

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Charlette “Lili” Smith | Public Communications Specialist

Santa Clara County Library District |

Services & Support Center | 1370 Dell Ave | Campbell, CA 95008

(408) 293-2326 x 3014 |