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Lessons in chemistry : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Lessons in chemistry : a novel / Bonnie Garmus.

Garmus, Bonnie, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 038554734X : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780385547345 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780385547345
  • ISBN: 038554734X
  • ISBN: 9780593314487
  • ISBN: 0593314484
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
"Set in 1960s California, this blockbuster debut is the hilarious, idiosyncratic and uplifting story of a female scientist whose career is constantly derailed by the idea that a woman's place is in the home, only to find herself starring as the host of America's most beloved TV cooking show. 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 1960s and despite the fact that she is a scientist, 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 (did we mention it's the early 60s??) and the star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth's singular approach to cooking ('take one pint of H2O and add a pinch of sodium chloride') 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. Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women scientists > Fiction.
Single mothers > Fiction.
Television cooking shows > Fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.

Available copies

  • 11 of 92 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 196 current holds with 92 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ansonia Public Library FIC GARMUS, BONNIE (Text) 34045145959693 Adult Fiction Checked out 12/19/2022
Beacon Falls Public Library FIC GAR (Text) 33120152849409 Adult New Fiction Available -
Beardsley & Memorial Library - Winsted FIC GARMUS (Text) 33750000081675 Adult New Fiction Checked out 12/01/2022
Beardsley Branch - Bridgeport Adult On Order (Text) acq1206453 Acquisitions On order -
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford NEW F GARMUS B (Text) 32544072732935 Adult New Fiction Checked out 12/12/2022
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Gar (Text) 33160150515271 Adult New Material Checked out 11/23/2022
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Gar c.2 (Text) 33160150526195 Adult New Material Checked out 12/13/2022
Bethel Public Library NEW GARMUS (Text) 34030150535547 Adult New Fiction Checked out 12/02/2022
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry AF GAR (Text) 33260000577032 Adult New Checked out 11/29/2022
Brookfield Library F/GARMUS (Text) 34029150047131 Adult Fiction On holds shelf -
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