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1 Esquivel, Laura Like Water For Chocolate
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1999 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket Signed by Author
After experiencing frustration in the movie business because producers always wanted to change her scripts, Laura Esquivel decided to write a novel. She called it Like Water For Chocolate a Mexican expression for sexual excitement referring to the boiling water into which cocoa is spooned to make hot chocolate. Opening each chapter with one of her own Grandmother's recipes, Esquivel playfully combines romance, melodrama, and magical realism. The story is about a young woman, forbidden by her tyrannical mother and by tradition from marrying her true love. She channels her frustration into her cooking, and as she struggles to be true both to tradition and her own heart, all who eat her food magically share her desire, grief, and rebellion. Originally published in 1989 the novel became an international bestseller, selling over three million copies in thirty languages. This As New book is in perfect condition and has only been removed from its shrinkwrap to verify the signature.This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold highlights on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press in 1999 it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 189.00 USD
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2 Esquivel, Laura Malinche
Atria 2006 First Edition Cloth As New As New Signed by Author
From the author of Like Water for Chocolate comes a new and completely different novel. It is the story of the passionate and tragic love affair between the conquistador Hernan Cortes and his interpreter Malinalli. Throughout Mexican history, Malinalli has been reviled for her betrayal of the Indian people. However, recent historical research has shown that her role was much more complex. Bursting with lyricism and vivid imagery, this wonderful historical novel finally unveils the truth about the love affair and about Malinalli.This book is brand new and has not been read. It is signed and dated by the author directly on the title page. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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