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Like Water for Chocolate posted by Robyn

If you’re still looking for a book with “water” in the title for your Adult Summer Reading log - consider the 1990 Mexican classic novel, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.  Tita is the youngest of three daughters on the De la Garza ranch.  Widowed Mama Elena insists that Tita will never marry, because family tradition dictates that she will remain single and take care of her aging mother, despite a recent romantic interest from local boy Pedro.  15-year-old Tita shares Pedro’s love, but Elena orchestrates that he will marry Tita’s older sister Rosaura instead.  As Tita helps prepare the wedding cake for her sister’s nuptials, her tears create a dessert that will have dire consequences on the wedding guests.  So begins this tall-tale, fairytale, romantic family saga that covers several decades, where recipes are shared and altered by the preparer’s emotions.  The movie adaptation was also a big hit and is available in DVD – this also fulfills your reading log!

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