Residence of: Nayantara Jain
LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by BONNIE GARMUS
“Sometimes I think," she said slowly, "that if a man were to spend a day being a woman in
America, he wouldn’t make it past noon
― Bonnie Garmus, Lessons in Chemistry
Set in the 1950s and early 1960s in America, Elizabeth Zott, the intelligent and quirky protagonist of this novel, is a research chemist, a single mother and the reluctant star of a TV cooking show for housewives. In a world dominated by men and filled with misogyny, 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.
Lubaina Suares Sharmeen Maskati