The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

 

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  • Kara E.

    Enjoyed meeting everyone and talking about Don and Rosie.

    March 10

  • Megan

    Something came up at home, sorry

    March 10

  • Jeanne W.

    I just got the mail book so I won't be able to get it read before tomorrow night. I guess I'll have to bow out. What I've read so far seems really fun. Kind of reminds me of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. :-)

    March 9

  • Kathy M.

    Can't make it Monday night, but have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!

    March 9

  • Denise T.

    I'll be there!

    March 8

  • Kara E.

    For those of you attending.... Take this fun quiz

    http://quiz.therosieproject.com.au/character.html

    I was Claudia.

    March 3, 2014

  • Meagan V.

    While I won't be attending (I'm fairly certain that I will have to work), my mom is definitely going to try to make it. This has been a book that she has been really excited to read, so we bypassed the library and actually purchased a copy. The waiting list for this title from the library is up to forty-something long- it must be getting some good press lately :-)

    February 17, 2014

  • Megan

    Half priced books has a few copies...not quite a cheap at $1.99 though

    February 17, 2014

  • David K.

    If you have a kindle .....you can get it for $1.99

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Jeanne W.

    If I can get a copy of the book I'll be there"

    February 5, 2014

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