January 13, 2024 Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
We meet in the library meeting space. All welcome to come listen even if you have not yet had a chance to read the book!
1960s California. Elizabeth Zott is a scientist, but 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 and the star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s singular approach to cooking 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.