Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel,Thomas Christensen,Carol Christensen

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

by Laura Esquivel, Thomas Christensen, Carol Christensen

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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. The Spanish language edition of the best-selling Like Water For Chocolate is a remarkable success in its own right. Now, in this mass market edition, thousands of new readers will be able to partake in the sumptuous, romantic, and hilarious tale of Tita, the terrific cook with an extra special something in her sauce. A delightful first novel... the fragrant story makes you dream of love and want your supper too. -- Glamour. A mystical Mexican love story... that] will charm the palate and the heart. -- USA Today. A tall-tal, fairy-tale, soap-opera and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one. -- San Francisco Chronicle.

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Weight: 0.44 lbs

ISBN-10: 038542017X

ISBN-13: 9780385420174

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Used - Good (1 available) Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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