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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385420174
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 13,401
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)

About the Author

Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of Like Water for Chocolate, which has sold over four and a half million copies around the world in 35 languages, The Law of Love, and most recently, Between Two Fires. She lives in Mexico City.

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth:

September 30, 1951

Place of Birth:

Mexico City, Mexico

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