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Lessons in chemistry : a novel / Bonnie Garmus.

Garmus, Bonnie (author.). Raison, Miranda, 1980- (narrator.). Sykes, Pandora, (narrator.).

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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593862407
  • ISBN: 0593862406 : CMD
  • Physical Description: 10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Random House, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Ready by Miranda Raison, featuring an interview with the Author and Pandora Sykes
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Bonnie Garmus, Miranda Raison, and Pandora Sykes.
Subject: Women scientists > Fiction.
Single mothers > Fiction.
Television cooking shows > Fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Historical fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 2 current holds with 3 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Guthrie Memorial Library: Hanover's Public Library Adults GAR Audiobook (Text) 34007002505712 Audio Area Checked Out 10/06/2023
Martin Library Adults GAR Audiobook (Text) 33454005934849 Atrium Checked Out 09/27/2023
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults GAR Audiobook (Text) 34318001233358 Audio Area New Checked Out 10/06/2023

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