Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

By (author) Laura Esquivel , Read by Yareli Arizmendi

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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 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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  • CD-Audio
  • 124.5 x 142.2 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • 02 May 2006
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • 0739334190
  • 9780739334195
  • 668,586

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Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of "Like Water for Chocolate, "which has sold more than four and a half million copies around the world in thirty-five languages, as well as "The Law of Love" and, most recently "Between Two Fires." She lives in Mexico City. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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A tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap-opera romance, Mexican cookbook and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one, "Like Water For Chocolate" is one tasty entree from first-time novelist Laura Esquivel. "San Francisco Chronicle" "From the Trade Paperback edition.""

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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 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.

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