Book: “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus
Genre: Historical Fiction
Meeting Date: May 28th 2022
Synopsis: “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.Synopsis from Amazon
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.”
We’ll be chatting about this book at the end of the month and I can’t wait to hear what everyone has to say! I’ll admit, I have already finished this one but I knew immediately that I wanted to pick this up for our club! This one touches on a lot of topics that are just as relevant now as they were back in the 50s and 60s! It is sure to stir up some interesting discussions and probably some heated debates too!
Ready to join our club? You can use the link HERE to purchase the book and send me a DM using the contact page to join! I host a rolling chat throughout the month via Instagram which is open to everyone no matter your geographical location!
Happy Reading Everyone!