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Author Garmus, Bonnie, author.

Title Lessons in chemistry : a novel / Bonnie Garmus.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2022]
35 holds on first copy returned of 71 copies


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Andalusia PL Stacks - ANDG-1  FIC GAR    DUE 12-08-22
 Bourbonnais PL NEW Material - BDBB-2  F GAR    DUE 12-03-22
 Bradley PL Adult Fiction - BRBB-2  FIC GAR    DUE 12-13-22
 Byron PL Adult Fiction - BYLY-14  FIC GAR    DUE 12-17-22
 Charles B. Phillips PL Adult Fiction NEW - CPBB-3  F GARMUS    DUE 12-05-22
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult New Book - CHVY-13  F GAR    ON HOLDSHELF
 Coal City PL Adult Fiction - CCBB-2  F GARMU    ON HOLDSHELF
 Colona District PL Stacks - CLNG-2  FIC GAR    ON HOLDSHELF
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC GAR    DUE 11-30-22
 East Dubuque DL Stacks - EDLY-13  FIC GAR    DUE 12-09-22

Edition First edition.
Description 390 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "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.
Nineteen sixties -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780385547345 (hardcover)
038554734X (hardcover)

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