Tag Archives: Mexico

Caramba! A Tale in Turns of the Card

Who: Nina Marie Martinez
When:
You can’t resist the way this book looks, with its quirky illustrations
Why: You love nostalgia. I almost need another category for this unusual book. The cover looks like something from the 1950s or 60s, and the illustrations are great fun. But the subject matter is hardly old-fashioned. Highly recommend for those who enjoy eclectic books.

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Like Water for Chocolate

Who: Laura Esquivel
When:
You miss Mexico and you’re not on a diet
Where: beach, mountains, and all points in between
Why: An appetizing approach, using recipes to tell the story, plus warm, memorable characters. I watched the movie after reading the book, and I don’t know how anyone could follow it without reading the book first. Read it, even if you’ve seen the movie!

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