Lessons in Chemistry by Garmus, Bonnie
Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel [Hardcover] Garmus, Bonnie - Hardcover

Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel [Hardcover] Garmus, Bonnie - Hardcover

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK - A must-read debut! Meet Elizabeth Zott: a one-of-a-kind scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show in this novel that is "irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel. It reminds you that change takes time and always requires heat" (The New York Times Book Review).

"It's the world versus Elizabeth Zott, an extraordinary woman determined to live on her own terms, and I had no trouble choosing a side.... A page-turning and highly satisfying tale: zippy, zesty, and Zotty." --Maggie Shipstead, best-selling author of Great Circle

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with--of all things--her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth's unusual approach to cooking ("combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride") proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo.

Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

Author: Bonnie Garmus
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Published: 04/05/2022
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.58lbs
Size: 9.53h x 6.46w x 1.44d
ISBN: 9780385547345

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 11/01/2021 pg. 15
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 02/28/2022
Booklist 03/01/2022 pg. 24

About the Author
BONNIE GARMUS is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine, and education. She's an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two pretty amazing daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99.