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The Rosie Project

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.

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  • Sha'ron W.

    There is another book! The Rosie project #2 I believe it's called. I saw it on goodreads

    May 4, 2014

  • KellieSue

    I really enjoyed the book!! The "Jacket Incident" made me laugh out loud :) It reminded me of Dixie Carter's charter, Julia Sugerbaker, on Designing Women. She walked to the bank and found the lobby closed. The deposit had to be made, so she went through the drive-thru line on foot. When the manager told her she had to be in a vehicle she said she was "in the vehicle God gave her, so take it up with Him". A jacket is a jacket is a jacket :) Sent from my iPhone, because it's smarter than me

    April 28, 2014

  • Pat H.

    A great read. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and we had a good group discussion.

    April 28, 2014

  • Andrée G.

    Beware when you schedule you reading.... Night Film is about 600 pages!

    April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a fever and stomach ache so stayed home - so wanted to talk about this book -- my favorite this year.
    Oh, I watched Apocalypse Now -- oh my gosh -- how did I ever miss that movie - so very powerful and so glad I had read and discussed Heart of Darkness with you all!!

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Sandra S.

    Enjoyed the book very much

    April 28, 2014

  • Deb

    Sorry I can't make this one but will see you at the next

    April 27, 2014

  • Quen

    Sorry to miss....our realtor just called and said we have offers coming in on our house. Brandon wants me to be here when the realtor calls.

    April 27, 2014

  • KellieSue

    I won't make this one :(

    April 26, 2014

  • Christy

    I missed the reschedule! If I finish my final I'll be there! I promise I'll return. I miss you guys!

    April 26, 2014

  • Barbara R.

    I loved the book, but I can't make the meeting. :(

    April 26, 2014

  • Andrée G.

    Loved loved The Rosie Project! Did not have that much fun in a long time. Was looking forward to the discussion, but family plans changed and I won't be able to make it. (Did you know that Simsion imagined Cary Grant as Don? The Cary Grant of wacky comedies...)

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Sandra S.

    This will be my first meeting and I look forward to meeting all of you. Starting the book today.

    2 · April 17, 2014

  • Pat H.

    I'm enjoying The Rosie Project very much. Don Tillman reminds me a lot of Sherlock in the TV Series, Elementary, a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock mysteries.

    3 · April 16, 2014

  • KellieSue

    I'm really enjoying "The Rosie Project". And I thought Don is Sheldon too.

    April 16, 2014

  • Patricia P.

    If I were a casting director, as I'm reading "The Rosie Project," I see Don as Dr. Sheldon Cooper from "The Big Bang. With an accent of course!

    2 · April 13, 2014

  • Cathy D.

    Shuffled some dates to avoid Easter Sunday.

    March 1, 2014

  • Amber H.

    April 20th is Easter. Just FYI

    January 13, 2014

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