Book Review: ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ by Bonnie Garmus

Lovely and engaging book!

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Book Title: Lessons in Chemistry
Author: Bonnie Garmus
Publisher: Doubleday
Number of Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0857528131
Date Published: Apr. 12, 2022
Price: INR 449

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Book Review

Lessons in Chemistry,” Bonnie Garmus’ fascinating novel, begins on a riveting journey that challenges conventional expectations and honors the power of women’s voices. Elizabeth Zott, a bright scientist whose career takes an unexpected turn when she becomes pregnant, is at the core of the plot.

She is navigating this new phase of her life as a culinary show presenter, using her platform to offer her unique perspectives on science, feminism, and the complexities of the human condition. The compelling storyline of “Lessons in Chemistry” creates a clear picture of the significance of following one’s aspirations despite any difficulties they may provide. It serves as a sobering reminder that people may change the world if they follow their interests instead of following the rules of society.

Garmus maintains the delicate balance of comedy and poignant moments that characterize the spirit of her novel with wonderfully crafted writing and a cast of well-developed characters. The story dives into complicated issues including sexism, parenthood, and the nature of genius, providing readers with a thought-provoking look at the human condition.

The novel’s strongest points are its well-developed and approachable characters, a fascinating and thrilling narrative, and the author’s lyrical writing style. Garmus brings the narrative to life via Elizabeth’s voice, merging her expertise as a scientist with accessible humor and empathy. Furthermore, the novel’s consideration of subjects like sexism, parenthood, and the intricacies of brilliance adds depth and relevancy.

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While the novel’s pace slows at times and the finale feels hurried, “Lessons in Chemistry” is an engrossing and thought-provoking book that comes highly recommended. Garmus’ skilled narrative and study of difficult subjects make this work an engaging and valuable read.

In conclusion, “Lessons in Chemistry” is a literary gem that will resonate with readers long after they’ve turned the final page. “Lessons in Chemistry” is a must-read for everyone who enjoys a good story. Its power endures long after the final page, imprinting readers’ hearts and thoughts. Garmus’ outstanding characterization of realistic individuals and exploration of important ideas make this work incredibly enlightening and thought-provoking.

The book review was first published in Storizen Magazine May 2023 issue.