Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus – October 1st at 4pm on Zoom
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.
But 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.
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.
Book Nation Book Club co-sponsoring with Westport, CT Book Chat and Swap
I am thrilled to be partnering with my local, hometown Facebook Group of Westport, CT book enthusiasts as we look forward to welcoming Bonnie Garmus to a Zoom Book Chat. I hop you will pick up your copy of Lessons in Chemistry and plan to join us for discussion on Saturday, Oct. 1st at 4pm!
Book: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
When: Saturday, October 1st at 4pm
Where: Zoom (link to be emailed the day before the event)
Special Guest: Bonnie Garmus
Host and Moderator: Jennifer Blankfein
Facilitator: Nancy Wilson
How to Join: Email firstname.lastname@example.org today to request link and contribute questions for the author. Link will be provided the day before and the day of the event.