Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (2022 fiction)
Elizabeth Zott is a brilliant, but underpaid, research chemist in a man’s world in California in the early 60’s. Misogyny abounds in the all-male team at the research institute except for Calvin Evans who falls in love with her mind! True chemistry results. A few years later she finds herself not only a single mother but a star on an American cooking show. And she is teaching women not only the chemistry of cooking, but she is daring them to challenge the role of women, before feminism took off. A funny and delicious read.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Rinehart