IN THE ROSIE PROJECT, 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. Conceding to the statistical probability that there is a significant someone for everyone, he embarks upon The Wife Project.
DON TILLMAN AND ROSIE JARMAN ARE BACK IN THE ROSIE EFFECT! The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because—surprise!—Rosie is pregnant.
DON TILLMAN AND ROSIE JARMAN ARE BACK
The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because—surprise!—Rosie is pregnant.
Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but is hard-pressed to find time for pregnancy research. Between helping his best friends Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most.
“A 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, bestselling author of The Shoemaker’s Wife
“The Rosie Project is the best, most honestly told love story I’ve read in a long time.”
—Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of Fly Away and Home Front
“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 world’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 illogical—love. Written in a superbly pitch-perfect voice, The Rosie Project had me cheering for Don on every page. I’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 marvelous novel, The Rosie Project is a serious reflection on our need for companionship 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
”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
”I couldn’t put this book down. It’s one of the most quirky and endearing romances I’ve ever read. I laughed the whole way through. And now I want to meet Don.”
—Sophie Kinsella, bestselling author of the Shopaholic series
GRAEME SIMSION is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children.