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Laura Esquivel "Like Water for Chocolate" Signed Limited Edition

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As New (Sealed). The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws.

Edition: Easton Press
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Illustrator: Signed Limited Edition
Dimensions: New (Sealed)

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Norwalk, CT. U.S.A.: Easton Press 1999. Laura Esquivel "Like Water for Chocolate". Signed Limited Edition. Full genuine leather. Signed by Author. A wonderful bright clean copy in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap. Sealed. The perfect gift for the romantic.

Personally signed by Laura Esquival on a special title page.

  • COA and Collector's Notes within
  • Signature authenticity guaranteed by the Easton Press.
  • As New - Sealed

Esquivel's first novel is a romance in turn-of-the-century Mexico and is the Mexican cookbook and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one. Winner the prestigious ABBY award in 1994. Basis for the major motion picture starring Marco Leonardi and Lumi Cavazos.

From Library Journal

Take one part Whitney Otto's How To Make an American Quilt (McKay, 1991), add a smidgen of magical realism a la Garcia Marquez, follow up with several quixotic characters, garnish with love, and you'll have Like Water for Chocolate , a thoroughly enjoyable and quirky first novel by Mexican screenwriter Esquivel. Main character Tita is the youngest of three daughters born to Mama Elena, virago extraordinaire and owner of the de la Garza ranch. Tita falls in love with Pedro, but Mama Elena will not allow them to marry, since family tradition dictates that the youngest daughter remain at home to care for her mother. Instead, Mama Elena orchestrates the marriage of Pedro and her eldest daughter Rosaura and forces Tita to prepare the wedding dinner. What ensues is a poignant, funny story of love, life, and food which proves that all three are entwined and interdependent. Recommended for most collections.

From Publishers Weekly

Each chapter of screenwriter Esquivel's utterly charming interpretation of life in turn-of-the-century Mexico begins with a recipe--not surprisingly, since so much of the action of this exquisite first novel (a bestseller in Mexico) centers around the kitchen, the heart and soul of a traditional Mexican family. The youngest daughter of a well-born rancher, Tita has always known her destiny: to remain single and care for her aging mother. When she falls in love, her mother quickly scotches the liaison and tyrannically dictates that Tita's sister Rosaura must marry the luckless suitor, Pedro, in her place. But Tita has one weapon left--her cooking. Esquivel mischievously appropriates the techniques of magical realism to make Tita's contact with food sensual, instinctual and often explosive. Forced to make the cake for her sister's wedding, Tita pours her emotions into the task; each guest who samples a piece bursts into tears. Esquivel does a splendid job of describing the frustration, love and hope expressed through the most domestic and feminine of arts, family cooking, suggesting by implication the limited options available to Mexican women of this period. Tita's unrequited love for Pedro survives the Mexican Revolution the births of Rosaura and Pedro's children, even a proposal of marriage from an eligible doctor. In a poignant conclusion, Tita manages to break the bonds of tradition, if not for herself, then for future generations.

Contains all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

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5 of 5 Like Water for Chocolate, Signed Edition March 4, 2009
Reviewer: Jeffrey Hostetter from York, PA   

I am the recipient of the book as a gift from my husband. I love the book. It is a very thoughtful gift. I haven't read the story for years, and I am enjoying it very much.

Great service, wonderful product. It looks spectacular on my bookshelf. A "very fine" addition to my collection. Thank you.

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