The Rosie result

Graeme C. Simsion

Book - 2019

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back in Australia after a decade in New York, and they're about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he's socially awkward and not fitting in. Don's spent a lifetime trying to fit in, so who better to teach Hudson the skills he needs? The Hudson Project will require the help of friends old and new, force Don to decide how much to guide Hudson and how much to let him be himself, and raise some significant questions about his own identity. Meanwhile, there are multiple distractions to deal with: the Genetics Lecture Outrage, Rosie's troubles at work, estrangement from his best friend Gene ... And opening a cocktail bar.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : Text Publishing 2019.
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Graeme C. Simsion (author)
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378 pages ; 24 cm
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Review by Booklist Review

The final book of Simsion's beloved trilogy, which follows genetics professor Don Tillman's adventures in life and love, begins with a seismic shift. Don's wife, Rosie, the subject of The Rosie Project (2013), has been offered her dream job, which will take the family back to Australia from New York. But their 11-year-old son, Hudson, is not thrilled with the change. Meanwhile, Don, in his inimitable scientific fashion, takes on several problems for his loved ones while dealing with the fallout of what is called the Genetics Lecture Outrage, when he was unfairly charged with racism. As Don decides Hudson needs guidance in order to fit in at school, his son's ongoing issues there lead to an uncomfortable discussion about whether he should be evaluated for autism and what that evaluation might mean for Don himself. He tackles this project with the energy and ingenuity he displays in all his pursuits, which this time around include opening the world's greatest cocktail bar, for people who dislike the noise and interactions typically required during a night out. Simsion is, as ever, funny without unfairly poking fun, and deeply empathetic toward the flaws and weirdness that everyone carries inside. Charming, eloquent, and insightful, The Rosie Result is a triumphant conclusion to Don's story, one that celebrates this remarkable father, husband, and friend in all his complexity and brilliance.--Bridget Thoreson Copyright 2019 Booklist

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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Simsion concludes the Don Tillman trilogy (after The Rosie Effect), set in present-day Melbourne, with a whimsical tale of devoted, if rather unorthodox, parenting. Don's 11-year-old son, Hudson, has some social difficulties, and Hudson's teacher suggests the boy may be autistic. Don, who has been resistant to similar suggestions about himself, decides to help Hudson in ways he wished others had helped him when he was young. He leaves his job (after a well-meant lecture on genetics leads to him being misconstrued as racist), enlists assistance from friends and family, and develops a lesson plan, trying to teach his son ways to fit in. Meanwhile, Hudson is making changes and learning more about autism on his own, granting Don insight into himself and demonstrating how introspective a child can be. Don learns from his son that accepting oneself results in the ultimate happiness. Fans will find this sensitive and sometimes humorous look at Don's relationship with his son to be the ideal ending to the trilogy. Agent: David Forrer, InkWell Management. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Review by Library Journal Review

The third installment in professor Don Tillman's life from Simsion (The Rosie Project) has Don and Rosie recently moved to Australia, uprooting their now 11-year-old son, Hudson. Don notes many of the issues he faced in school coming out in his son and makes a list, which he calls the Hudson Project. Included are things society deems "normal" in children Hudson's age: riding a bike, learning to catch, socializing, and generally fitting in. As with most of Don's plans, unexpected variables throw a wrench in the works. Hudson's school seeks an autism diagnosis, Don quits his job to help his son, Rosie struggles with a sexist boss. Don and Hudson both are eventually able to see how their autism makes them extraordinary. VERDICT Simsion's intriguing look into the mind of a person with autism follows Don as he moves through a changing life. As always, his lighthearted humor and wonderful group of friends add a great touch, and the story will give readers a lot to think about when regarding autism in their communities. Highly recommended.-Brooke Bolton, Boonville-Warrick Cty. P.L., IN © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

Raising a preteen turns Don Tillman's whole life around in this finale to the well-loved Rosie Trilogy (The Rosie Effect, 2014, etc.).Time has passed since readers last saw the Tillman family. Don, Rosie, and Hudson have packed up and moved back to Australia after Rosie was offered a dream job. Hudson, who has the same analytical mind as his father, is unhappy about leaving New York and has trouble fitting in at his new school. Don, back in his position at the university, is also in trouble after a class exercise goes viral for all the wrong reasons. At a turning point, Don decides to leave his job and devote himself to one thing: The Hudson Project. As Don finds himself wrapped up in many different issues, from developing a cocktail bar to dealing with school and other parents to his relationship with his own father, he discovers that maybe things aren't as bad as he feared. Having an 11-year time jump between the last book and this one is a risky choice by Simsion (Two Steps Forward, 2018, etc.); on the one hand, it lets him explore Don's life as a father, but on the other, there are strange moments when Don encounters people he hasn't spoken to in more than a decade who remember their last conversation instantaneously. All of Don and Rosie's memorable friends make reappearances, and there are some new acquaintances who push the couple to explore their parenting choices. This book has a much heavier focus on autism than the previous two, with Don and Rosie struggling over whether to have Hudson tested, and also some darker themes. It's still very much a charmer, however, with everything coming to a proper close.A fitting end to this delightful trilogy that doesn't pull punches. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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