The Rosie Project

A Novel
Simsion, Graeme C. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Rosie Project

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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.
Authors: Simsion, Graeme C.
Title: The Rosie project
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Characteristics: 295 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Local Note: 1 6 8 9 15 16 17 18 29 35 53 54 57 71 74 76 80 97 110 118 122 133 138 143 148 149 150 151 152 156 167 172 176 182 193 198 203 211 216 222 224 226 228 231 232 235 236 243 245 250 258 261 262 263 264 268
ISBN: 9781476729084
Statement of Responsibility: Graeme Simsion
Subject Headings: College teachers Australia Fiction. Genetics Research Fiction. Marriage Fiction.
Topical Term: College teachers
LCCN: 2013000364
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Comment by: Johna A Large Jun 21, 2014

Like Sheldon on The BIg Bang Theory? Meet Don, nearly a clone of Sheldon who develops The Wife Project when he thinks he ought to get married. How does Rosie become a candidate? Read this highly entertaining novel and find out!

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Jul 20, 2014
  • dillonp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I rarely LOL reading but this book was so much fun.

Jul 16, 2014
  • 2314joni rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A different story regarding a college professor and his search for a wife. Very engaging and has your heart reaching out to the professor, hoping he gets what he wants.

Jul 16, 2014
  • Dori36 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My husband, our cardiologist, his wife and I all thought this was a laughing out loud funny book. Sure, the guy is weird, but there is hope for him.....I knocked it down one star only because there is sure to be a sequel and the ending in this book leads to that rather than ending neatly. Otherwise, a really good, fun read!

Jul 11, 2014
  • titchieboyt rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book, great read . I will definitely give it five stars. I started to read this book at 11.00 at night and could not put it down until I finished it at 4 in the morning!. It is not often that happens to me and when it does I know I'm not going to find another book quite like this one for sometime!.

Can't wait for his next book!

Jul 09, 2014
  • BTVS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a great book, story reminds me a bit of the movie, A Beautiful Mind, but not as serious and with a happy ending. I am glad we have brought people with Aspbergers-type disabilities into the literary fold, that we can write a funny story based of course on an exaggeration of all the characters. Poor Don, his family thought his problem was that he was gay! Rosie's quest for her true father has coloured her adolescence. But all's well that ends well. A great summer read.

I totally agree with the person who said 'brilliantly written, funny' This is a great book to read when you have read one too many violent Swedish mysteries, yet still want a well written but lighter love story.

Jun 21, 2014
  • Johna A Large rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Like Sheldon on The BIg Bang Theory? Meet Don, nearly a clone of Sheldon who develops The Wife Project when he thinks he ought to get married. How does Rosie become a candidate? Read this highly entertaining novel and find out!

Jun 19, 2014
  • barkylee15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it! Such a great story. Don is the perfect narrator and principal character. I found him hilarious, and his growth and development over the course of the book was such a treat to read about it. Rosie was an extremely lovable character as well. I am looking forward to there being a second novel!

Jun 16, 2014
  • molmil8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is a gem that I would highly recommend adding to your reading list. It is so fun to read you don't realize until you have finished what a great point it has made. A little like "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime" but told from an adult point of view and with adult themes. Time well spent!

NYPL Staff Pick
Sparks fly when a socially maladroit, marriage-minded geneticist helps a quirky barmaid find her biological father, and slowly realizes that this Ms. Wrong might be Right for him.
- Selection Team

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Jul 16, 2014
  • salsaladybug rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable and hilarious reading!

Professor Don Tillman initiates the Wife Project to find himself a compatible partner, and he ends up with Rosie, who he had ruled out as patently unsuitable. Author Graeme Simsion, an Australian, teaches us many things: love can make you do irrational things, and you don't find love-it finds you. He also illustrated the Bible lesson, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Loved this quirky book.


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Jan 10, 2014
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