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Esquivel, Laura 1950-

Works: 250 works in 1,543 publications in 18 languages and 27,548 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Drama  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Science fiction  Time-travel fiction  Historical fiction  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Creator, Other, Compiler, Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: PQ7298.15.S638, 863
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Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies by Laura Esquivel( Book )

45 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and Polish and held by 4,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the fact that she has fallen in love with a young man, Tita, the youngest of three daughters born to a tyrannical rancher, must obey tradition and remain single and at home to care for her mother
Como agua para chocolate : novela de entregas mensuales con recetas, amores y remedios caseros by Laura Esquivel( Book )

375 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 3,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot of Como agua para chocolate [Like water for chocolate] follows the life of Tita, a girl who is born on a ranch in the north of Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century. The story is told by Tita's great-niece and it tells us about Tita's upbringing as the youngest daughter who, according to a family tradition, is destined to take care of her mother until the day she dies. She is therefore not allowed to marry. The novel explores her romance with her true love, Pedro, her fight against this cruel tradition and how she learns to communicate through her cooking. The story is chronologically and in the third person, and the author uses the genre called magical realism to explain many of the events that happen in the novel. Each chapter begins with a different recipe and how to prepare it.--from Plot, page 6
Malinche by Laura Esquivel( Book )

107 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the love affair between the conquistador Hernan Cortez and Malinalli, his Indian intepreter during the conquest of the Aztec empire, describing her role as a mediator between two very different languages and cultures
The law of love by Laura Esquivel( Book )

105 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fusion of science fiction and adventure-romance attempts to produce a multimedia 'event' that narrates through comic-strip panels and period music on accompanying CD. New Age tracts, precolumbian poetry, Puccini arias, and tedious plots never achieve narrative coherence in spite of Peden's adequate translation"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Swift as desire : a novel by Laura Esquivel( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a loving tribute to her father, who worked his own lifelong magic as a telegraph operator, the bestselling author of "Like Water for Chocolate" pens an enchanting, bittersweet story touched with graphic earthiness and wit. It is the tale of Jublio, who has a gift for hearing what is in people's hearts, and what happens when he puts that gift aside as an old man. Spanish-language events
Tan veloz como el deseo by Laura Esquivel( Book )

62 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel based on the life of the author's father follows the fortunes of Don Jubilo, a telegraph operator, as his life parallels the birth, rise, and eventual fall of the telegraph
Malinche by Laura Esquivel( Recording )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Malinche, also known as Malinal, believes the conquistador Hernan Cortes is the savior of her oppressed people, a reincarnation of the god Quetzalcoatl sent to end the barbaric hunman sacrifices of Montezuma, the Aztec ruler."--Container
Pierced by the sun by Laura Esquivel( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lupita hard-knock life has gotten the better of her time and time again. A childhood robbed of innocence set off a chain of events that she still has not managed to control, no matter how hard she tries. Every time she thinks she has a handle on things, unexpected turns make her question everything, including herself. When Lupita witnesses the murder of a local politician whom she greatly admires, the ghosts of her past resurface as she tries to cope with the present. She quickly falls back into her old self-destructive habits and becomes a target of Mexico corrupt political machine. As the powers that be kick into high gear to ensure the truth remains hidden, Lupita finds solace in the purity of indigenous traditions. While she learns how to live simply, like her ancestors, she comes to understand herself and rediscovers light within a dark life. And if there is hope for Lupita redemption, perhaps there is hope for Mexico
Like water for chocolate by Laura Esquivel( Recording )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio version of the fantastical novel about the frustrated love of a young woman who is trapped by family tradition and how fate and food conspire to bring her and her sister's husband together. Tita de la Garza, the youngest of three sisters on a Mexican ranch, transmits her strongest emotions through her cooking, rebelling against her tyrannical mother
Como agua para chocolate = Like water for chocolate by Alfonso Arau( Visual )

123 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tita and Pedro are passionately in love. But their love is forbidden by an ancient family tradition. To be near Tita, Pedro marries her sister. And Tita, as the family cook, expresses her passion for Pedro through preparing delectable dishes. Now, in Tita's kitchen, ordinary spices become a recipe for passion. Her creations bring on tears of longing, heated desire, or chronic pain, while Tita and Pedro wait for the moment to fulfill their most hidden pleasures. Based on the best-selling book
Like water for chocolate by Laura Esquivel( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Tagalog and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness and bittersweet wit. A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family
Swift as desire by Laura Esquivel( Recording )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel based on the life of the author's father follows the fortunes of Don Jubilo, a telegraph operator, as his life parallels the birth, rise, and eventual fall of the telegraph
El libro de las emociones : son de la razón sin corazón by Laura Esquivel( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These pages are at once a personal reflection on and a lucid analysis of something that concerns us all, with its point of departure being that "no human being can live a single day without experiencing any emotion." To put it in the words of the author herself: "It's about looking at the human being in a complete manner."
Escribiendo la nueva historia : cómo dejar de ser víctima en doce sesiones by Laura Esquivel( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un libro que no pueden dejar de leer todos aquellos que deseen tomar las riendas de su destino y encontrar un punto de partida para construir una nueva historia. Laura Esquivel afirma que si somos los protagonistas de nuestra propia historia, entonces también podemos transformarla, darle una nueva dirección para no atarnos al pasado, no encerrarnos en el papel de víctimas ni asumirnos como seres indefensos frente a la circunstancias. Para lograrlo, Esquivel narra su experiencia en dos medios que hicieron que su nombre diera la vuelta al mundo: la escritura y el guion cinematográfico, dos suministros que podemos aprovechar para alcanzar los cambios que anhelamos. Basada en distintos descubrimientos científicos y reflexiones, Esquivel nos guía paso a paso mediante ejercicios que permiten modificar nuestra vida al reescribir el guión de la misma dejando atrás la culpa, los miedos, el dolor y todo aquello que nos causa daño."--Amazon
Estrellita marinera : una fábula de nuestro tiempo by Laura Esquivel( Book )

19 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and Italian and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mi negro pasado by Laura Esquivel( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mi negro pasado, continuación de Como agua para chocolate, es une defensa de la independencia femenina y la mejor receta contra los males de nuestros días: el desarraigo, la obesidad y el consumismo vacío. María, adicta a la comida, sufre el injusto fin de su matrimonio en mitad de une avalancha de reproches racistas y machistas. Deshecha, recibe de manos de Lucía, su abuela por mucho tiempo ausente, el diario de Tita. Al adentrarse en él, descubrirá insospechados secretos familiares, la capacidad del espíritu humano para volar alto gracias a la alquimia que transforma los ingredientes naturales en alimento y un sentido de pertenencia jamás experimentado
The law of love by Laura Esquivel( Recording )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of a passion that survives from the fall of Montezuma's empire to the twenty-third century
El diario de Tita by Laura Esquivel( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De las manos, del olfato, de las lágrimas, de los aromas y del corazón de Tita se desprende este diario, un diálogo íntimo que sigue las huellas de la familia De la Garza, iniciadas años atrás en la exitosa novela Como agua para chocolate
Like Water for Hot Chocolate by Laura Esquivel( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A culinary romance set in Mexico. Condemned by tradition to look after her tyrannical mother and remain a spinster, Tita finds her destiny in the kitchens of the family ranch. Her recipes for Mexican dishes are woven into the story of her doomed romance with Pedro, her brother-in-law
Rode rozen en tortilla's by Laura Esquivel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Mexicaanse tracht haar onmogelijke liefde voor haar aanstaande zwager uit te leven in haar kookkunst
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.02 for A recipe f ... to 0.90 for Laura Esqu ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies
Como agua para chocolate : novela de entregas mensuales con recetas, amores y remedios caserosMalincheThe law of loveSwift as desire : a novelTan veloz como el deseoMalincheLike water for chocolateComo agua para chocolate = Like water for chocolate
Alternative Names
Eskivela, Laura 1950-

Esquvel Laura

Laura Esquivel

Laura Esquivel écrivaine mexicaine

Laura Esquivel escriptora mexicana

Laura Esquivel meksikansk skribent

Laura Esquivel Mexicaans schrijfster

Laura Esquivel Mexicaans schrijver

Laura Esquivel Mexican writer

Laura Esquivel mexicansk skribent

Laura Esquivel mexická spisovatelka

Laura Esquivel mexikanische Autorin

Laura Esquivel mexikansk författare

Laura Esquivel mexikói író

Laura Esquivel scriitoare mexicană

Laura Esquivel scrittrice messicana

Лаура Ескивел

Лаура Ескивел мексиканска писателка

Эскивель Л.

Эскивель Лаура

Эскивель, Лаура 1950-

Эскивель, Лаура мексиканская писательница

לאורה אסקיבל סופרת מקסיקנית

لائورا اسکیبل نویسنده مکزیکی

لورا إسكيبيل

لورا إسكيبيل كاتبة مكسيكية

에스퀴벨, 라우라 1950-

에스키벨, 라우라 1950-

エスキヴェル, ラウラ