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Lessons in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus

Lessons in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus
 Lessons in Chemistry - Bonnie GarmusLessons in Chemistry - Bonnie Garmus 

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Title: Lessons in Chemistry

Author:  Bonnie Garmus

ISBN:  9780857528124

Weight:  864 g

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Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Meet the uncompromising, unconventional Elizabeth Zott, heroine of the new and most exciting debut of 2022

Your ability to change everything – including yourself – starts here’ ELIZABETH ZOTT

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

It’s the world versus Elizabeth Zott, an extraordinary woman determined to live on her own terms, and I had no trouble choosing a side.  Lessons in Chemistry is a page-turning and highly satisfying tale: zippy, zesty, and Zotty.

Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle

Read it because… Not only is Elizabeth an unforgettable character, so too are her adorable dog Six Thirty and daughter, Mad.  This is a truly unique book with some great life lessons, which is why it had to be on our best books of 2022 list.

Woman and Home

A timeless book.  Elizabeth Zott is an iconic heroine – a feminist who refuses to be quashed, a mother who believes that her child is a person to behold, rather than to mould, and who will leave you, and the lens through which you see the world, quite changed.

Pandora Sykes, author of How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?

Bibliographic Info

TitleLessons in Chemistry
Book Features
Edition / printingIndependent bookshop exclusive first edition, first printing
Jacket noteOn the front of the jacket is a ‘Signed and Exclusive edition’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
StampedIn green with the ELIZABETH ZOTT APPROVED motif (see image)
Awards and Media
Book club listingLessons in Chemistry will be the newly-published book pick in the third episode of Between the Covers, BBC Two’s book club programme hosted by Sara Cox, when it returns for a fourth series in May 2022.
Press coverageBonnie Garmus was picked by the Observer (Sun 16 Jan 2022) as one of the ten best debut novelists of 2022.
Book Stats
PublisherTransworld Publishers
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139780857528124
FormatHardcover [Periodic Table printed on pictorial boards], with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)223 x 145 x 37mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographSerena Bolton
Art directionBeci Kelly / TW
PhotographyColin Thomas
Jacket designBeci Kelly / TW

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