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Learning to Love Spanish Book Club

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Bookstore1Sarasota

12 South Palm Avenue

Sarasota, FL 34236

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On Wednesday, January 8th and January 22nd at 5:30 p.m. we will be discussing Como Aqua Para Chocolate/Like Water for Chocolate.

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Purchase of the book at Bookstore1 or purchased at our online store required for participation. Participants may purchase the Spanish or English version of the book. Click here to purchase the English version online. Click here to purchase the Spanish version online.

Click here to go to Bookstore1Sarasota's website.

Twice each month we’ll gather at Bookstore1Sarasota to enjoy poetry or prose published in both Spanish and English. Knowledge of Spanish, while helpful, is not necessary. This book club is meant to be a fun and painless introduction to the beautiful language spoken by so many of our friends and neighbors here in Sarasota.

About Como Aqua Para Chocolate/Like Water for Chocolate:

This classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way.

Book Club leader, Carlos Goebels, is a retired college educator and human resources director with extensive knowledge and experience in Latin American culture, Spanish, English as a Second Language (ESL), French, public speaking, business communication, and acrylic painting. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Speech Communication from the University of Maryland (College Park) and has taught numerous college and adult education courses.

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