The Patricia Pownall UU Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, December 9 at 7 pm in the home of Janice Schelat. This month we are reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. This tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico is a winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The 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. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with readers. In January we will be reading A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri. If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper. All are welcome.