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

Laura Esquivel

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Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Esquivel, Laura
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance, bittersweet wit, and delicious recipes.

This 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, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way.

Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 10/01/1995
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.10w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780385420174

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.2
Point Value: 9
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 55932 / Like Water for Chocolate


Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Winner

About the Author
Originally published in 1990, Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate) won Laura Esquivel international acclaim. The film based on the book, with a screenplay by Laura Esquivel, swept the Ariel awards of the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures, winning eleven in all, and went on to become the largest grossing foreign film ever released in the United States. In 1994 Like Water for Chocolate won the prestigious ABBY award, which is given annually by the American Booksellers Association. The book has been translated into thirty languages and there are over three million copies in print worldwide. Ms. Esquivel lives in Mexico.