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Like Water for Chocolate

Esquivel, Laura

ISBN 10: 0385420161 / ISBN 13: 9780385420167
Published by Doubleday, New York, 1989
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: Like Water for Chocolate

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story.

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"A tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap-opera romance, Mexican cookbook and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one, Like Water For Chocolate is one tasty entree from first-time novelist Laura Esquivel." -- San Francisco Chronicle

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