Lessons In Chemistry
by Bonnie Garmus
Praise For This Book:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK - ONE OF NPR's BEST BOOKS OF 2022 - ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR - New York Times, Bustle, Real Simple, Parade, CNN, Today, E! News, Library Journal

"In Garmus's debut novel, a frustrated chemist finds herself at the helm of a cooking show that sparks a revolution. Welcome to the 1960s, where a woman's arsenal of tools was often limited to the kitchen and where Elizabeth Zott is hellbent on overturning the status quo one meal at a time." - New York Times

"Strikingly relevant...Darkly funny and poignant...Lessons in Chemistry's excellent experiment [is] quirky and heartwarming." - The Atlantic

"[Garmus] delivers an assured voice, an indelible heroine and relatable love stories...At the center of the novel is Elizabeth Zott, a gifted research chemist, absurdly self - assured and immune to social convention...Elizabeth is a feminist and modern thinker in a world nowhere ready for her mind, character or ambition...[Garmus] charm[s]. She's created an indelible assemblage of stubborn, idiosyncratic characters. She's given us a comic novel at precisely the moment we crave one." - Washington Post

"Feminism is the catalyst that makes [Lessons in Chemistry] fizz like hydrochloric acid on limestone. Elizabeth Zott does not have 'moxie'; she has courage. She is not a 'girl boss' or a 'lady chemist'; she's a groundbreaker and an expert in abiogenesis...To file Elizabeth Zott among the pink razors of the book world is to miss the sharpness of Garmus's message. Lessons in Chemistry will make you wonder about all the real - life women born ahead of their time - women who were sidelined, ignored and worse because they weren't as resourceful, determined and lucky as Elizabeth Zott. She's a reminder of how far we've come, but also how far we still have to go." - New York Times Book Review

"Between the outrageous sexism and the bitter misfortune that thwart our heroine at every turn, this may not sound like a comic novel, but it is. Full of charm, energy and hope and featuring a really great dog - it's one to savor." - People Magazine

"A kicky debut, this book tackles feminism, resilience, and rationalism in a fun and refreshing way." -BuzzFeed



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