Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

By Laura Esquivel; Thomas Christensen (Translator); Carol Christensen (Translator)

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385420174, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 1995


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
Laura Esquivel was born in Mexico City in 1950. Her first novel, "Like Water for Chocolate, " has sold more than four and a half million copies around the world and remained on the "New York Times" bestseller list for more than a year. She currently lives in Mexico.

Christiansen is a freelance writer.

Praise For Like Water for Chocolate

“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