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Like Water for Chocolate, a 1989 novel by Laura Esquivel, is a work of magical realism that tells the story of Tita de la Garza, a young woman who longs to marry her true love but is instead forced to care for her mother until the day she dies. Like Water for Chocolate is set in Mexico during the time of the Mexican Revolution, and it explores themes of love, longing, and the power of food. 

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