Would like to get involved in a "quick read"? How about a well written piece of wonderful? This is the right book for you.
We meet Elizabeth Zott, a scientist by training, cooking show host by default. It takes place in the 60's with a character that is opinionated, funny and intelligent. She was cheated out of a doctorate and lost the love of her life - giving us the central elements in the story.
Not long after Zott converts her kitchen into a lab equipped with "beakers, pipettes and a centrifuge, she gets hoodwinked into hosting a television cooking show called Supper at Six". This show is very different from other meals we want to learn about.
Her daughter, Madeline, adds humor to the story. The love of her life, Calvin Evans, a scientist, expert rower and father of Madeline has a story of his own. Then there is Six-Thirty, a dog, almost human who Elizabeth has a deep connection.
This is a thought-provoking, quick read exploring challenges faced by women while Elizabeth struggles with her identity as a chemist and a television chef. Such wonderful writing adds to the pleasure of reading it as I'm laughing throughout but at times very sad at the happenings within it. (A situation at school gives us a look at a teacher's thoughts in dealing with Madeline and a family tree)!! Absolutely hilarious.
Mary brought a Bingo game on the story and asked us questions about the book. It made us think how the story all went together. You will enjoy this fabulous adventure featuring life for a woman during the 60's.