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.
About the Author
Originally published in 1990, Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate) won Laura Esquivel international acclaim. The film based on the book, with a screenplay also written by Esquivel, swept the Ariel Awards of the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures, winning eleven in all, and went on to become the largest-grossing foreign film ever released in the United States. In 1994, Like Water for Chocolate won the prestigious ABBY Award, which is given annually by the American Booksellers Association. The novel has been translated into thirty languages, and there are over three million copies in print worldwide. Esquivel lives in Mexico.
Christiansen is a freelance writer.
“A tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap-opera romance, Mexican cookbook and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one, Like Water For Chocolate is one tasty entree from first-time novelist Laura Esquivel.”— San Francisco Chronicle