Fiction Lab - November 2022

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme.

A bookcase filled with books
Jennifer Rohn

Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme. If you're an interested reader who has something to say, then come join us!

Since in onset of COVID-19, Fiction Lab is now both in-person and virtual. To join online for this discussion, please contact Jennifer to get a link to the video call.

This month's book

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

It's the early 1960s and Chemist Elizabeth Zott is leading an all-male team at Hastings Research Institute who take a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans, the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with - of all things - her mind. True chemistry results. Like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later, Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show: Supper at Six. 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. 

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