Bella: a novelization of the award-winning movie [NOOK Book]

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If you want God to laugh, tell him your plans.

For Jose the cook and Nina the beautiful waitress life has not turned out the way either had planned. Living with the weight of guilt and lost dreams, each struggles to survive and to make sense of what life now holds. But the events of one ordinary day in New York City turn into an unforgettable experience that changes both of ...
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Bella: a novelization of the award-winning movie

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Overview

If you want God to laugh, tell him your plans.

For Jose the cook and Nina the beautiful waitress life has not turned out the way either had planned. Living with the weight of guilt and lost dreams, each struggles to survive and to make sense of what life now holds. But the events of one ordinary day in New York City turn into an unforgettable experience that changes both of their lives forever.

Based on the #1 top-rated movie of 2007 and one of the most honored films of the year--winning the highly coveted People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, Best Picture and Best Actor at the 2008 MovieGuide Awards--Bella is a story about redemption, family and finding love unexpectedly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418568726
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/6/2008
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 912,218
  • File size: 794 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    This is a well written novelization of the 2007 film

    In New York, Jose was once a famous Mexican soccer player, but since the tragic accident four years ago he is not the same person. His career and his social life died along with another person, whom he visits at the cemetery all the time. That is when he is not cooking at older brother Robert¿s restaurant El Callejon.----------- Nina is a waitress at the restaurant. She and the boy next door law school student Ryan exchanged emails that led to drinks and action now one week after a lonely twenty-fifth birthday, she spends time throwing up. Her life besides being pregnant is cheap videos and cheaper take-out.--------------- Nina plans to get rid of the baby Jose wants to help her anyway he can except support an abortion. Can these two lost souls help each other Jose is determined that this is God¿s test of him while Nina remains in denial except for morning sickness.----------------- This is a well written novelization of the 2007 film. The story line is an entertaining contemporary drama starring two wounded warriors struggling with life. The support cast is powerful as the audience obtains a close look at a Mexican-American family. Fans of inspirational tales will appreciate BELLA as each of the lead couple sees the unborn in a different light redemption or damnation.--------------- Harriet Klausner

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