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Lessons in chemistry / Bonnie Garmus.

Garmus, Bonnie, (author.).


"Set in 1960s California, this blockbuster debut is the hilarious, idiosyncratic and uplifting story of a female scientist whose career is constantly derailed by the idea that a woman's place is in the home, only to find herself starring as the host of America's most beloved TV cooking show. 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 1960s and despite the fact that she is a scientist, her peers are very unscientific when it comes to equality. The only good thing to happen to her on the road to professional fulfillment is a run-in with her super-star colleague Calvin Evans (well, she stole his beakers.) The only man who ever treated her--and her ideas--as equal, Calvin is already a legend and Nobel nominee. He's also awkward, kind and tenacious. Theirs is true chemistry. But as events are never as predictable as chemical reactions, three years later Elizabeth Zott is an unwed, single mother (did we mention it's the early 60s??) and the star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth's singular approach to cooking ('take one pint of H2O and add a pinch of sodium chloride') and independent example are proving revolutionary. Because Elizabeth isn't just teaching women how to cook, she's teaching them how 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."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385547345
  • ISBN: 038554734X
  • Physical Description: 390 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Good Morning America Book Club: a GMA Book Club pick!" -- Cover.
Subject: Women scientists > Fiction.
Scientists > Fiction.
Single mothers > Fiction.
Television cooking shows > Fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Nineteen sixties > Fiction.
Sex role.
Single mothers.
Television cooking shows.
Women scientists.
FICTION / Feminist.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Historical / General.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 15 of 176 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.


  • 54 current holds with 176 total copies.
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Benton Co PL - Fowler F GAR (Text) 34044001100922 Adult Fiction Checked out 04/30/2024
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC GAR (Text) 36803001175608 FICTION In transit -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Eastern Branch FIC GAR (Text) 36804000299555 FICTION Checked out 04/26/2024
Brownstown PL - Brownstown FIC GARMUS (Text) 79361000124893 Adult Fiction Checked out 05/06/2024
Butler PL - Butler FIC GARMUS (Text) 73174005046050 Adult: Fiction Checked out 05/02/2024
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City F Gam (Text) 76893000274805 Adult Fiction In transit -
Camden-Jackson Twp PL - Camden FIC GAR (Text) 74082000025097 Adult Fiction Checked out 05/02/2024
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC GARMUS B (Text) 33118000204126 Adult: General Fiction On holds shelf -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville FIC GAR (Text) 76895000386054 1st Floor New Books Available -
Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library - Main FIC GARMUS (Text) 38324000426296 Adult Fiction Checked out 05/02/2024

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