Lessons in Chemistry

Bonnie Garmus | Paperback | March 2022 

The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Between the Covers Book Club pick

'Mad Men' didn't turn scientists into unlikely TV stars. But if they did ...
The blockbuster of 2022, set in 1960s California, introducing the unique and unforgettable Elizabeth Zott.

STYLIST MAGAZINE'S 'FICTION BOOKS YOU CAN'T MISS IN 2022'
OBSERVER'S 'TEN DEBUT NOVELISTS OF 2022'
SOON TO BE ON BBC2's 'BETWEEN THE COVERS' WITH SARA COX

'A novel that sparks joy with every page' ELIZABETH DAY
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Your ability to change everything - including yourself - starts here

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.

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.

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR APPLE TV SERIAL

 

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