Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

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9780792717843: Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

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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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.

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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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Esquivel, Laura; Christensen, Carol; Christensen, Thomas
Published by Chivers North Amer (1994)
ISBN 10: 0792717848 ISBN 13: 9780792717843
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Book Description Chivers North Amer, 1994. Book Condition: Good. Lrg. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94056243

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