Book Worms Rejoice! 'Like Water for Chocolate' is Being Adapted for TV

Book Worms Rejoyce! 'Water for Chocolate' is Being Adapted for TV

If you loved this phenomenal novel, you're in for an incredible surprise. 

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Mexican novelist and screenwriter Laura Esquivel's debut novel "Like Water for Chocolate" will be coming to the television screen. 

The popular book follows a girl named Tita who has always wanted to marry the love of her life, Pedro. However, Tita must uphold her tradition of taking care of her mother until the day she dies. The only way Tita can express herself is through her cooking. 

"It fills me with joy to know that 'Like Water for Chocolate' will be brought to television screens throughout the world by a studio that bets on quality in producing content for each of its projects" says Esquivel. "Of all the companies that offered to create the series, Endemol Shine Studio stood out in sharing a vision of 'Like Water for Chocolate' closest to my own: leading from the heart."

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First published in 1989, the mexicana sold 3.5 million copies in the U.S. to date in English and Spanish. It spent a year and a half on The New York Times' bestseller list and has been published in 45 languages.