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Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel, Thomas Christensen, Carol Christensen
Like Water for Chocolate
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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... show more
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.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780780739079 (0780739078)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Like Water for Chocolate
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...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
2.5 Esquival's Like Water for Chocolate
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
2.0 Rode rozen en tortilla's
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 ...
So many books so little time
So many books so little time rated it
2.5 Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this book. However I did enjoy the novel, it's structure is really unique. I don't think I have read many books like this. The characters are somewhat one dimensional but it kind of works for this type of story. The novel has more of a fairy tale v...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Like Water for Chocolate
I read this ages and ages ago and all I really remembered from it was something about Tita's sister having a very unfortunate digestive condition and a volcano. The title was mentioned during the UK bookaday thing we did back in July, so when I stumbled across a hardcover copy in a UBS, I thought "...
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