Cover of "Lessons in Chemistry" by Bonnie Garmus.

Lessons in Chemistry

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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. 

Zott is a singular woman: stuck in a world that wants to pigeon-hole her, she refuses to dumb herself down or talk down to her audience. With the help of her precocious daughter, her brave neighbor, and an unforgetable dog, Zott is heroine for the ages.

A delight for readers of Where'd You Go, Bernadette and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, this blockbuster debut set in 1960's California features the singular voice of Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes a detour when she becomes the star of a beloved TV cooking show.