Like Water for Chocolate
by Laura Esquivel
Tita is the youngest daughter of an affluent rancher in Mexico at the turn of the twentieth century. As the youngest, she has always known her future: she is responsible for caring for her mother unto her death. But what will happen when Tita falls in love with local boy, Pedro? Readers will certainly not expect the lengths her mother will go to keep Tita with her always. “Like Water for Chocolate” is a passionate love story with elements of magical realism. It uses food and the art of cooking to empower its main character even when her choices are limited.
The PageTurners Book Club read and discussed Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel on Thursday, January 6. Five people attended. Most enjoyed the book, but we were unanimous in disliking the ambiguous timeline near the end of the book that made characters and their actions confusing. The group gave the book a 3.58 / 5; and the lowest rating was a 3 / 5, while the highest was a 4.5 / 5.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel is available at the Rice Lake Public Library. There are over ten copies of this book in the MORE System. Please visit the card catalog website or call us at 234-4861 to reserve a copy today.
The PageTurners Book Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Rice Lake Public Library. It usually meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6 pm at the Rice Lake Public Library. Discussion lasts an hour; everyone is welcome.