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Book Club (hybrid)

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
Alicia Ashman Library (Community Room) OR Zoom
733 N High Point Rd
Madison, WI  53713

Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
SAIL - Sharing Active Independent Lives
608-230-4321 (p)
SAIL Social Gathering
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This month's group will be hybrid
No Fee
Book for this month: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Member Joan M. says “l liked this book so much that I’m going to read it again! This is historical fiction and set in the 1960s. Women were expected to be beautiful or smart, but never both. Elizabeth Zott is both! The characters are unique and each has things to teach us about not underestimating people or dogs. Elizabeth doesn’t underestimate what anyone can do especially her daughter or the dog. At a young age, the daughter learns many things including chemistry and can do lots of things that children of her age aren’t expected to do. Elizabeth has a very smart dog who understands over 2000 words. This is your chance to read this book before the mini-series comes out on Apple TV in October 2023.” 

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes 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.
But 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.
Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.