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September 2011 Book of the Month: Nominations

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TeralynPilgrim
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Postby TeralynPilgrim » Thu July 7th, 2011, 10:21 pm

(How many nominations can we do? I'm going to keep going until someone makes me stop.)

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.

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 number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, "Like Water For Chocolate" is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes.

A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. In desperation, Pedro marries her sister Rosaura so that he can stay close to her. For the next twenty-two years, Tita and Pedro are forced to circle each other in unconsummated passion. Only a freakish chain of tragedies, bad luck and fate finally reunite them against all the odds
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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Thu July 7th, 2011, 11:02 pm

"rosepetal720" wrote:(How many nominations can we do? I'm going to keep going until someone makes me stop.)

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.


Just one nomination per person, so please pick the one you want to nominate.
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