Hungry Woman in Paris by Josefina López

Ever have that peculiar feeling that you are not quite sure what it is that you are craving? There’s a certain anxiety and particular yearning, but you can’t think of how you can satisfy your craving. You’re uneasy, antsy, and searching for…, well, something you cannot find. It is difficult to search for something when you don’t know what it is that you are looking for. So you turn to food! Perhaps that craving is hunger, perhaps that hunger is for food, comfort food. So you eat, yet still not satisfied.

 

Josefina López has found it! She has discovered the treasure that lies deep within every one of us, that which we all crave. Through her main character, Canela, López has given readers a treasure map to guide them along a palpable, succulent, and titillating chase for self-discovery. Because of Canela the reader is able to experience, sense, savor, caress, and perceive her journey of self-discovery, and food is, of course, vital. We certainly tend to lose ourselves as time passes and life transpires and this pungent novel brings us back to where we started… our soul.

 

Beautifully written, utilizing three languages, English, Spanish and French, López has created a flavorful multicultural, multilingual work of art. Enjoy! ¡Buen provecho! Bon appétit!

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