Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
This brilliantly written book defies easy categorization and might have gone a number of ways. For the same reason, it appeals to a range of readers. It’s 1960s California and there are certain things that women just don’t do. When scientist Elizabeth Zott finds herself the host of a television cooking show, she kicks off a revolution that does more than just challenge the status quo. In her own quiet and intelligent way, she is sparking change. And there is so much more to the story. It is funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters including a very smart dog.