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The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
Series: Don Tillerman Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Adult Fiction
Length: 295 pages
Audiobook Length: 7 hours and 32 minutes
First Published: 2013
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. 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 possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify 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.
Quotes from The Rosie Project
“But why, why, why can’t people just say what they mean?”
“Humans often fail to see what is close to them and obvious to others.”
“And how could I be sure that other people were not doing the same—playing the game to be accepted but suspecting all the time that they were different?”
“Asperger’s isn’t a fault. It’s a variant. It’s potentially a major advantage.”
“Love is a powerful feeling for another person, often defying logic.”
About Graeme Simsion
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant who wrote two nonfiction books about database design before beginning to write fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was the first in the Don Tillerman series, followed by The Rosie Effect and The Rosie Result. He lives in Australia with his family. Visit the author’s website →