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Reader recommendation: Like Water for Chocolate

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

By J'Marinde Shephard, St. Paul, Minn. / May 8, 2012

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel is an adult fairy tale that is both magical and enchanting. This tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico reminds one to breathe, to believe, and to smile.

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