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  • Published: 7 March 2023
  • ISBN: 9781804990926
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.00

Lessons in Chemistry

The multi-million-copy bestseller




The 6-million-copy worldwide and Sunday Times #1 bestseller and award-winner featuring the uncompromising, unconventional Elizabeth Zott

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WITH OVER 6 MILLION COPIES SOLD
Now a major Apple TV series starring Brie Larson

'The most charming, life-enhancing novel I've read in ages' Sunday Times
'Thought-provoking and stylish' Guardian
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Your ability to change everything - including yourself - starts here

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, she would be the first to point out that there is no such thing.

But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality.

Forced to leave her job at the institute, she soon finds herself the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six.

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. One molecule at a time.
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A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR:
Guardian, Times, Sunday Times, New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Woman & Home, Stylist, TLS, Oprah Daily, Newsweek, Mail on Sunday, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, India Knight, Hay Festival, Waterstones, Amazon and many more!

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Best Debut Novel Award
Author of the Year at the British Book Awards
As read on BBC Radio Four
A BBC TV 'Between the Covers' pick
Hay Festival Book of the Year
Winner of the Books are My Bag Reader's Choice Award
Winner of the Books are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award
Shortlisted for the HWA Crown Award

'I loved Lessons in Chemistry and am devastated to have finished it!' Nigella Lawson
'Laugh-out-loud funny and brimming with life, generosity and courage' Rachel Joyce
'A novel that sparks joy with every page' Elizabeth Day
'Witty and sometimes hilarious ... the Catch-22 of early feminism' Stephen King
'Biting and cheering in equal measure' Jojo Moyes
‘A beautiful, sharp, funny and dark modern classic. I adored it' Chris Whitaker

  • Published: 7 March 2023
  • ISBN: 9781804990926
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Bonnie Garmus

Bonnie Garmus is the author of Lessons in Chemistry, a number-one global bestseller and winner of several national and international awards, including Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year, Hay Festival’s Book of the Year, Goodreads Choice Award Debut of the Year, British Book Awards Author of the Year, Waterstones Author of the Year, Books are My Bag Author of the Year Award and Readers’ Choice Award, Germany and Australia’s Booksellers Book of the Year, Australia’s International Book of the Year, and many more. It was also selected by Queen Camilla for the Queen’s Reading Room and has been on the New York Times, Sunday Times and Der Spiegel bestseller lists for nearly two years. Currently published in forty-two territories, it has sold almost seven million copies.

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