by Bonnie Garmus
Reviewed by Janet:
It’s the early 1960s, and Elizabeth Zott is struggling to be taken seriously as a chemist. All the other chemists are men (of course) and they keep expecting her to bring them coffee instead of working on her research. When a fellow chemist – a Nobel Prize-nominated loner – falls in love with her mind, it appears she is finally being taken seriously. However, when she loses her job at the lab, she finds herself hosting a TV cooking show. Readers will love the prickly Zott and her determination to be her own woman – and a scientist – despite what society expects.