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Laura Esquivel
Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of Like Water for Chocolate, which has sold over four and a half million copies around the world in 35 languages, The Law of Love, and most recently, Between Two Fires. She lives in Mexico City. show more



Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of Like Water for Chocolate, which has sold over four and a half million copies around the world in 35 languages, The Law of Love, and most recently, Between Two Fires. She lives in Mexico City.

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Birth date: September 30, 1950
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Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
I’m a little surprised that this book has as low a rating as it does – though only a little, since flawed female protagonists seem to draw a lot of hate. I definitely liked this one better than Esquivel’s major hit, Like Water for Chocolate; this book is much more grounded and contains very little r...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 3 years ago
It's funny, I have heard of this book through the years but never attempted to read it. Since I do really enjoy magical realism books, I probably should have read this before now, but ah well.I think this may be a first for me that I did not like any character in this book, but still ended up enjoyi...
hearth/myth: Rursday Reads
hearth/myth: Rursday Reads rated it 3 years ago
Laura Esquivel is best known as the author of Like Water for Chocolate. In her new book,Pierced by the Sun, the magic realism is less overt, but it's there nonetheless.Lupita is a Mexican policewoman who witnesses the murder of a local politician in broad daylight on a city street. His death throws ...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
This is a magical realist novel. Some people think that it is high literature, but it isn't. IT is very derivative of Garcia Marquez but without the wonderful language. The book is divided into twelve chapters named after the months of the year. That is done for no apparent reason that I could se...
Inked Brownies
Inked Brownies rated it 4 years ago
2.5 stars It was an entertainable read, but I just don't think that this type of magic realism suits me very well. It reminded me a lot of [b:Of Bees and Mist|6240758|Of Bees and Mist|Erick Setiawan|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1260978142s/6240758.jpg|6423549], which annoyed me to no end. Maybe it ...
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