Hungry Hearts

Hungry Hearts

13 Tales of Food & Love

Book - 2019 | First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
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"A briliant multicultual collection that reminds readers that stories about food are rarely just about the food alone." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A stunning collection of short stories about the intersection of family, culture, and food in the lives in teens, from bestselling and critically acclaimed authors, including Sandhya Menon, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Rin Chupeco.

A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the pastries she makes at her family's pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that can cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother's life.

Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life's hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, "Have you had anything to eat?" Where magic and food and love are sometimes one in the same.

Told in interconnected short stories, Hungry Hearts explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. It can symbolize love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home.


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Aug 03, 2019

I wish I had known to skip reading "The Missing Ingredient" as I was reading this baker's dozen. Its tone doesn't fit with the other twelve. Reading all the rest straight through, then later digesting the bad feelings of The Missing Ingredient would have been more palatable.

OPL_KrisC Jul 12, 2019

A fun and surprising book of interconnected short stories for teens all about food. A variety of genres is covered throughout the whole book including horror, contemporary, fantasy, etc.


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