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Lessons in Chemistry is a book that will make you smile, get hot under the collar, shed a tear or two and make you turn the pages and not put it down.
Bonnie Garmus has written this book and it's a winner in my opinion. Today is the day that you can get this book in hardcopy or you can read it from Kindle Unlimited!
Lessons in Chemistry takes place in the late 1950's early 1960's. For anyone who grew up during that time period, you know as many women today still know, there is a disconnect in society when it comes to intelligent, talented, women in sciences. It is getting better these days, but for Elizabeth Zott life was not easy at all.
Elizabeth was a scientist, a chemist to be exact. Her intelligence and understanding of complicated chemical processes is far superior to many of her male counterparts. She, herself, is never taken seriously though!
She does manage to get a job at a Research Facility and there meets Calvin Evans another scientist who has the same intense understanding of Chemistry as Elizabeth. He takes her seriously and they work side by side making good progress on their existing projects.
Falling in love wasn't quite in the books for either Calvin or Elizabeth, science was their first love. But another type of chemistry starts to blossom.
Calvin, because of his "elevated" position at Hasting Research, is able to pave the way for Elizabeth to continue working in the research labs. She has him to thank for the position she currently has.
But, like all things, nothing is static and things are always changing. When Elizabeth is no longer welcome in the labs(due to changes in her personal life), her natural good looks and a sense of desperation, take her to afternoon TV and a cooking show.
There are so many twists and turns coming that I would be giving away too much of the plot to tell you more here.
Let me just say that I could not put this book down.
Smart women, glass ceilings, misogenistic groups all play a part in Elizabeth Zott's life. What she does about it, is what makes this book such a good read.
Put this book on your "TO READ" list, you won't be disappointed!
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