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Ancient Book Club Discussion: “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

May 23 @ 8:30 pm EDT

May 23 Book Club

Hosted by the Miss Porter’s School Alumnae Board Connections & Events Committee

Join your fellow Ancients for a discussion of the book “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus.

“Feminism is the catalyst that makes [this story] fizz like hydrochloric acid on limestone. . . . Beyond the entertaining subplots and witty dialogue is the hard truth that, in 1961, a smart, ambitious woman had limited options. . . . To file Elizabeth Zott among the pink razors of the book world is to miss the sharpness of Garmus’s message. Lessons in Chemistry will make you wonder about all the real-life women born ahead of their time—women who were sidelined, ignored and worse because they weren’t as resourceful, determined and lucky as Elizabeth Zott. She’s a reminder of how far we’ve come, but also how far we still have to go.” — Elisabeth Egan, The New York Times Book Review

Learn more about the novel here



May 23
8:30 pm EDT
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