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Swift as Desire
Swift as Desire: A Novel | Laura Esquivel
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As the millions of fans of Like Water for Chocolate know, Laura Esquivel is a romanticist whose novels explore the power of love and the truths of the human heart. She returns to those themes in Swift as Desire, the story of a loving and passionate man who has the gift of bringing happiness to everyone except his own wife. The hero of this novel is Jbilo Chi, a telegraph operator who is born with the ability to hear peoples true feelings and respond to their most intimate, unspoken desires. His life changes forever the day he falls deeply and irrevocably in love with Lucha, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy family. She believes money is necessary to insure happiness, while for Jbilo, who is poor, love and desire are more important than possessions. But their passion for each other enables them to build a happy life together -- until their idyll is shattered by a terrible event that drives them bitterly apart. Only years later, as Jbilo lies dying, is his daughter able to unravel the mystery behind her parents long estrangement and bring about a surprising reconciliation. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Ubookquitous
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Not as magical as Like Water for Chocolate but still a good story. Esquivel's writing can be musically lyrical at times, but at other times she over explains.

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DebinHawaii
Swift as Desire: A Novel | Laura Esquivel
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#NuYear #desire All the books from my stacks with 'desire' in the title. A mix of non-fiction, food writing & fiction--I've read all five of these books. 🌹📚

Cinfhen Some pretty covers💟 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Me: “All 5? There are six there. Looks again. That‘s five books and a title you twit...” 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ clearly, I need more coffee...!!! What did you think of the Michael Pollan? I‘ve got that & am trying to decide when to read it. 2y
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JenReadsAlot Thinking of you and Max. Hope all is well. 2y
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Liatrek
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This is the 3rd book I‘ve read by Laura Esquivel and I can‘t recommend her books enough. She has a way of giving ordinary things magical qualities. She also gives you insight in other cultures and their history. This story is about love, family ,trust and how communication is vital to balance and harmony. I loved how she gave you both sides in Jubilo and Lucha relationships to see were things got lost in translation between the two.

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Liatrek
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Liatrek
Swift as Desire: A Novel | Laura Esquivel
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Running to get lunch for the team equals free time to read while I wait for order 😊

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Liatrek
Swift as Desire: A Novel | Laura Esquivel
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Love this cover! Can't wait to read it 😊

writerlibrarian Lovely cover 2y
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Ubookquitous
Swift as Desire: A Novel | Laura Esquivel
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#mexicanwriter #maybookflowers Her writing is very visual and lyrical.

@RealLifeReading

AlaMich Great cover!😊 3y
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awishman
Swift as Desire: A Novel | Laura Esquivel
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#MayBookFlowers #MexicanAmericanWriters

Laura Esquivel is a favorite of mine!

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julesG
Swift as Desire: A Novel | Laura Esquivel
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#MexicanAuthor made me think of Laura Esquivel.

#MayBookFlowers
@RealLifeReading

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Redwritinghood
Swift as Desire: A Novel | Laura Esquivel
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#latinxwriters A couple of great books by Laura Esquivel. #feistyfeb #latinxauthors

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