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Saturday, March 1, 2008

20. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel


Title: Like Water for Chocolate
Author: Laura Esquivel
Copyright: 1989
Pages: 241
Format: Paperback
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 3-1-08

A delightful little book, Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate is almost a modern-day fairy tale. Told in monthly installments, the novel is simultaneously story and cookbook, filled with both recipes and home remedies and as well as the story of Tita, our heroine, who was born, raised and taught in the kitchen, and who has the amazing ability to cook her emotions into her marvelous recipes. Tita's story is one of longing, love and the need to be her own person; to escape the tyrannical presence of her mother and create her own life with the man she loves. It's a relatively fast read, but enjoyable all the same.

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