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On Sale: October 27, 2010
Pages: 256 | ISBN: 978-0-307-77401-9
Published by : Vintage Espanol Knopf
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Synopsis

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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.

The Spanish language edition of the best-selling Like Water For Chocolate is a remarkable success in its own right. Now, in this mass market edition, thousands of new readers will be able to partake in the sumptuous, romantic, and hilarious tale of Tita, the terrific cook with an extra special something in her sauce.


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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.

Laura Esquivel es la autora del bestseller Como agua para chocolate, que ha vendido más de cuatro millones de copias alrededor del mundo, y ha sido traducido a treinta y cinco idiomas. También es autora de La ley del amor e Íntimas suculencias, entre otros. Vive en Mexico D.F. 

Praise

Praise

"A delightful first novel... the fragrant story makes you dream of love and want your supper too." --Glamour.

"A mystical Mexican love story... [that] will charm the palate and the heart." -- USA Today.

"A tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap-opera and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one." -- San Francisco Chronicle.


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