Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction.
For May 5, Coté will read aloud from Laura Esquivel’s book Like Water for Chocolate.
A SALUTE TO “LATINO BOOKS MONTH” & “CINCO DE MAYO”
Summary: The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a tale touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness and joy.
A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies.
But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. In desperation, Pedro marries her sister Rosaura so that he can stay close to her, so that Tita and Pedro are forced to circle each other in unconsummated passion.
Only a freakish chain of tragedies, bad luck and fate finally reunite them against all the odds.
The novel won the American Booksellers Book of the Year Award in 1994.
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