Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
.PDF, 400 pages
Expected Publication: 05 Apr 2022
By: Random House UK, Transworld Publishers, Doubleday
About The Book:
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. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take 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. Meet the unconventional, uncompromising Elizabeth Zott.
This book was so unique and I loved that about it. It was funny but at the same time it had some serious themes, especially about women and their role in society and what is the "norm". I loved Elizabeth, she was not one to suffer fools. She had me completely besotted and caring about her and her daughter, Mad. I was sucked into their lives.
The cooking show idea really brought the story to life and I was totally immersed the entire time I was reading this book. There is just so much to love about it. It is funny, romantic, sweet and inspiring. This was such a beautifully written, perfect debut. This is an author I am putting on my one to watch list. All. The. Stars.
With many thanks to NetGalley, Bonnie Garmus and Random House UK, Transworld Publishers, Doubleday for the giving of the ARC.