Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

eBook - 2002
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Despite the fact that she has fallen in love with a young man, Tita, the youngest of three daughters born to a tyrannical rancher, must obey tradition and remain single and at home to care for her mother.
Publisher: New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2002
ISBN: 9781400032778
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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In early 20th century Mexico, Tita, the youngest of three daughters, falls in love, but Mama will not allow her to marry until she orchestrates the marriage of her eldest daughter and expects Tita to prepare the wedding dinner.


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pennymcgilton
Dec 15, 2016

This is one of the most memorable books I have read. It is an example of the family legends and stories from our ancestors. How time will exaggerate what we hear about aunts and uncles and grandparents. The story has a sort ethereal feel about a young girl who is deprived of love and her feelings are transferred to her cooking. If she is happy, all those who eat her food are delirious. If she is sad, all those who partake become horribly ill. When she does find love things are all in a tizzy. The ending is quite wonderful and special.

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artemishi
Aug 07, 2013

A beautiful, passionate love story interwoven with mouth-watering recipes. This book reads like a narration, and I imagine an audio tape of it must be quite something. I am dying to try making some of these recipes, and to find my Pedro someday.

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maacarrillo
Aug 02, 2013

this book a have read sever time is one of my favorite book all time , it has everything romances , lust , great plot

patienceandfortitude Feb 04, 2013

Really not my cup of tea. I think I need to stay away from magical realism. It just doesn't work for me. The ending seemed just silly. Sigh.

mamiuno Oct 18, 2012

ese mi libro........

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doroschelch
Aug 24, 2012

Charming Mexican magic realism, peppered with traditional recipes - all for dinner parties with 20 guests or more :-)

Agent13 May 21, 2012

Esquivel's recipes are as good as her writing! This sweeping story of one family, and in particluar, one frustrated member of it, makes for a satisfying read. The author blends in her love of food in a mystical way that has me caring about the human story as well. I would like to try the recipes one day to see their affect on me!

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Iden
Feb 01, 2012

we are reading this book in my english class and we just finished chpt. 2 its super-duper funn!! WARNING! Its for teenagers only.

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cbarnes4
Feb 19, 2011

Loved the book and movie. A must read!

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DASTardlyGal
Feb 16, 2011

Saw the movie first, quite by accident, and since I came into it in the middle, checked it out at BlockBuster. Of course, HAD to read the book!! I loved both the movie and the book. Wasn't disappointed by the juxtaposition of the book into film. Don't know how to explain it, but the book almost made me cry when I read about how Tita was treated by her beastly mommie dearest. Just a wonderful book. Its one of the few that I've reread a couple times. Lovely, emotional, well written, touching, happy, sad, its all there. Read the book, see the movie, if you haven't. Its one of the most beautiful things ever written and filmed; at least in my humble opinion.

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janicedlb Oct 14, 2014

With food running through all of her prose...."wrapped up like a taco, the baby was sleeping peacefully"....

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