Like Water for Chocolate
Score: 4.5
From 240 Ratings

Like Water for Chocolate


  • Author: Laura Esquivel
  • Release Date : 1992-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1240477 Bytes


The bestselling phenomenon and inspiration for the award-winning film.Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance and bittersweet wit. This 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, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way....

The Light Between Oceans
Score: 4.5
From 4,524 Ratings

The Light Between Oceans


  • Author: M.L. Stedman
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 11293128 Bytes


The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine)—soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander, and directed by Derek Cianfrance.After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears...

Like Water for Chocolate
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Like Water for Chocolate


  • Author : Laura Esquivel
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2002-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1400032776


Like Water for Chocolate Book Description :

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Like Water for Chocolate
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Like Water for Chocolate


  • Author : Laura Esquivel
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385420174


Like Water for Chocolate Book Description :

Despite the fact that she has fallen in love with a young man, Tita, the youngest of three daughters born to a tyrannical rancher, must obey tradition and remain single and at home to care for her mother....

Like Water for Chocolate
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Like Water for Chocolate


  • Author : Laura Esquivel
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Cooking, Mexican
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780552995870


Like Water for Chocolate Book Description :

A culinary romance set in Mexico. Condemned by tradition to look after her tyrannical mother and remain a spinster, Tita finds her destiny in the kitchens of the family ranch. Her recipes for Mexican dishes are woven into the story of her doomed romance with Pedro, her brother-in-law....

Like Water For Chocolate
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Like Water For Chocolate


  • Author : Laura Esquivel
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-03-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407057392


Like Water For Chocolate Book Description :

'An epic love story with recipes and a sprinkling of magical realism' WASHINGTON POST THE INTOXICATING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER ABOUT LOVE, COOKING AND MAGIC. PERFECT FOR FANS OF JOANNE HARRIS AND ISABEL ALLENDE. Like Water For Chocolate tells the captivating story of the De la Garza family. As the youngest daughter, Tita is forbidden by Mexican tradition to marry. Instead, she pours all of her emotions into her delicious recipes, which she shares with readers along the way. When Tita falls in love with Pedro, he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. Unfortunately, he's married to her sister... Filled with recipes, magical realism and bittersweet humour, this charming story of one family's life in turn-of-the-century Mexico has captivated readers...

Like Water for Chocolate
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Like Water for Chocolate


  • Author : Laura Esquivel
  • Publisher : Pretoria Books
  • Release Date : 2000-10-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Like Water for Chocolate Book Description :

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Laura Esquivel s Mexican Fictions

Laura Esquivel s Mexican Fictions


  • Author : Elizabeth Moore Willingham
  • Publisher : Apollo Books
  • Release Date : 2012-05-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1845195566


Laura Esquivel s Mexican Fictions Book Description :

Outstanding essayists in Latin American literature and film explore Laura Esquivel's critical reputation, contextualise her work in literary movements, and consider her four novels and the film based on Like Water for Chocolate from diverse critical perspectives. The Editor's "An Introduction to Esquivel Criticism" reviews twenty-years of global praise and condemnation. Elena Poniatowska, in an essay provided in the original Spanish and in translation, reflects on her first reading of Like Water for Chocolate. From unique critical perspectives, Jeffrey Oxford, Patrick Duffey, and Debra Andrist probe the novel as film and fiction. The Reverend Dr Stephen Butler Murray explores the author's spiritual focus, and cultural geographer Maria Elena Christie ...

Chocolat
Score: 4
From 92 Ratings

Chocolat


  • Author : Joanne Harris
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-12-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385674737


Chocolat Book Description :

When the exotic stranger Vianne Rocher arrives in the old French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique called “La Celeste Praline” directly across the square from the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger to his flock. It is the beginning of Lent: the traditional season of self-denial. The priest says she’ll be out of business by Easter. To make matters worse, Vianne does not go to church and has a penchant for superstition. Like her mother, she can read Tarot cards. But she begins to win over customers with her smiles, her intuition for everyone’s favourites, and her delightful confections. Her shop provides a place, too, for secrets to be whispered, grievances aired. She begins to shake up the rigid morali...

A Recipe for Discourse

A Recipe for Discourse


  • Author : Eric Skipper
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789042031920


A Recipe for Discourse Book Description :

Slender and yet panoramic in scope, historical and yet relevant to current-day concerns, Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate has provoked from the outset a divergent range of critical opinions. The essays in A Recipe for Discourse: Perspectives on Like Water for Chocolate represent the novel’s problematic nature in their many diverse approaches, perspectives that are certain to awaken in the reader new ways of approaching the text while challenging old ones. This volume’s ‘dialogue’ format, in which essays are grouped thematically, is particularly effective in presenting such a diverse range of viewpoints. The reader will find herein lively discussion on LWFC as it relates to such themes as gastronomy, superstition, mythology, folklor...

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel


  • Author : Linda Herman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Books and reading
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1605390569


Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Book Description :

"The Novel Units® Teacher Guide for Like Water for Chocolate offers time-saving, inspiring lesson plans that provide a comprehensive novel unit - created by teachers for teachers. The legwork is done for you. The chapter-by-chapter guide incorporates research-based, higher-order reading, writing, and thinking activities."--Publisher's website....