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LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY AUGUST 23
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results.
HORSE: A NOVEL SEPTEMBER 20
Horse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism. Set in three-time frames-the 1850s, the 1950s, and 2019, it's the story of Lexington, born Darley, the fastest horse ever and his devoted owner Jarret.
THE MARRIAGE PORTRAIT OCTOBER 18
The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell. National Book Award winner Maggie O'Farrell brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de' Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court. Full of the beauty and emotion with which she illuminated the Shakespearean canvas of Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell turns her talents to Renaissance Italy in an extraordinary portrait of a resilient young woman’s battle for her very survival.