The Rosie Project (eBook)

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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.

About the Author


Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant with an international reputation. His screen adaptation of The Rosie Project won the Australian Writers Guild/Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script and has been optioned to Sony Pictures. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife Anne, a psychiatrist who writes erotic fiction, and their two children.

Praise for The Rosie Project…


"The Rosie Project is an upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read. As the novel makes its logically irrefutable progression, readers will become enchanted by what may well be the worlde(TM)s first rigorously evidence-based romantic comedy."
-Chris Cleave, bestselling author of Little Bee and Gold

"This clever and joyful book charmed me from the first. Professor Tillman is an unlikely romantic hero but a brave, winning soul, and his quest to find a wife goes to show that rationality is no match for love."
-Maggie Shipstead, bestselling author of Seating Arrangements

"Graeme Simsion has created an unforgettable and charming character unique in fiction. Don Tillman is on a quirky, often hilarious, always sincere quest to logically discover what is ultimately illogicale"love. Written in a superbly pitch-perfect voice, The Rosie Project had me cheering for Don on every page. Ie(TM)m madly in love with this book! Trust me, you will be, too."
-Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected

"With the demands of children and work, it's rare that I find myself so caught up in a novel that I literally cannot put it down -- not for food, nor for conversation, nor even for sleep. Charming and delightful,I was so enamored of The Rosie Project that I read it in a single, marathon sitting."
-Ayelet Waldman, bestselling author of Red Hook Road, Bad Mother and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

"Although there are many laughs to be found in this marvelousnovel, The Rosie Project is a serious reflection on our need forcompanionship and identity. Don Tillman is as awkward and confusing a narrator as he is lovable and charming."
-John Boyne, bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

"Charming, funny and heartwarming, a gem of a book."
-Marian Keyes, bestselling author of The Brightest Star in the Sky and This Charming Man

eoeA world so original, in a story so compelling, I defy you not to read through the night. Read this glorious novel now, in the moment, where it lives."
-Adriana Trigiani, bestsellingauthor of The Shoemakere(TM)s Wife

"Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell."
-Matthew Quick, bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook

"TheRosie Project isthe best, most honestly told love story I've read in a long time."
-Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of Fly Away and Home Front

Product Details ISBN-13: 9781476729107
Published: Simon & Schuster, 10/01/2013
Language: en