- Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
- Year Published: 2013
- Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
- Description: 295 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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The Rosie project
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Available Copies: Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult
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.
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I love Rosie but my true love of the book has to be Don, hapless, brilliant, intense, weird, thoughtful, peculiar, overcompensating, under-comprehending, awkward, awesome Don.
Several "classic" Don moments keep coming up in my memory when I recommend this book to others. My favorite is when Rosie uses finger quotes during an emotional conversation and once Don figures out the concept, he begins using his fingers to punctuate his speech with exclamation points and periods, all while Rosie is sobbing through her heartfelt outpouring. He's so sweetly clueless! I kept putting my head in my hands and saying, "Oh, Don."
The author, Graeme Simsion, has created a character that the reader is absolutely rooting for from the very start, despite all the missteps and awkward moments he causes. The amazing thing is that Simsion hasn't made Don too sweet or too pathetic, I found him to be perfectly balanced for me to relate to, marvel at, laugh with, laugh at, and cheer on.
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