The cover is super. The title almost made me stop short. I am so glad I read this new novel. I kept hearing how amazing this story is. Yes, it is unique and amazing.
The 1960’s come vibrantly to life in the hands of Bonnie Garmus. She has nailed that time period. It brought back so many memories. Not all good. Women were so held back. Women were expected to get married, have a family, and take care of the husband. An intelligent woman who was a chemist had a hard line to tow. Even other women were not kind or understanding. Young women today take it for granted that they will be able to work in their chosen field without fear of being molested, looked over, or even fired. It was so different back then.
Elizabeth Zott was a chemist. She was looked over, sexually molested and fired just for being a woman. And then against all odds she meets the man who is the love of her life and he’s a chemist, too. But it doesn’t last long enough. And then she is pregnant. Her unconventional approach to motherhood and parenting is touch and go. Thank God for her neighbor who comes to the rescue.
LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY grew on me. It just kept getting better and better. I was very invested in this story. And Six-Thirty the dog was just precious. Elizabeth’s kid, Mad, was pretty cool as well.
This book is perfect for right now. It will make you think. Elizabeth is opinionated, funny, and intelligent as all get-out.
I loved it! I borrowed my copy from the library and gobbled it up in a day and a half.