The Rosie Project

[a Novel]

Simsion, Graeme C.

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Rosie Project
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Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.

Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 1476729085
9781476729084
1476729093
9781476729091
Branch Call Number: FICTION SIMSION 2013
Characteristics: 295 pages ;,22 cm

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Join the discussion on Dec. 8, 2014. Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. Rosie Jarman is quickly disqualified as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”), but adventures await w... Read More »

Join the discussion on Dec. 16, 2014. Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. Rosie Jarman is quickly disqualified as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”), but adventures await ... Read More »

Comment by: multcolib_susannel Jun 30, 2014

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.

Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and... Read More »

Don Tillman, whose idiosyncrasies and literalness have left him to a lonely life, devises a research project to help him find the "perfect wife."


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Mar 30, 2015
  • Lynn62 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Like some other readers, Don reminds me of Sheldon - but unlike them, I didn't see this as a plus. Seems to me like the author watched a lot of Big Bang Theory while he was figuring out what to write. If you've seen the show, then you don't need to read this book.

Mar 25, 2015

asperger-type geneticist looking for perfect mate. By no means a page-turner.

Mar 24, 2015
  • cjdevesa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent book, had a hard time putting it down 😊

Mar 23, 2015
  • kityojames rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Fast paced flowing, easy reading, naturally unfolding humor and suspense. I can only recommend this book to someone who has not laughed after reading a piece of brilliantly woven romance fiction .

Mar 20, 2015

I truly enjoyed this quick read novel, a first for the author. Ron and Rosie start out as an unlikely match but time will tell what happens!

Mar 20, 2015
  • BarbieQ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good read. Light, fun, different but also thought provoking concerning the "Don Tillman's" in your life.

Mar 18, 2015
  • MariePat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An excellent book and a page turner. I love the characters of Rosie and Don. If you enjoy this novel, there is a sequel called "The Rosie Effect" available at Oakville Public Library.

Mar 13, 2015
  • chogs rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Since this kind of narrative is not really my style, I was not into it.
Raced through it trying to find a positive..Also, not a fan of chick lit type of writing

Mar 13, 2015
  • looper46 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An OK read, good for a plane ride, some funny stuff, but if you know Sheldon, you know the book. I'll read the next book out, but won't stand in line for it.

Feb 16, 2015

This story was great! Don reminds me of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory.

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

Very enjoyable and hilarious reading!

Dec 31, 2013

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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