Hungry Hearts by Elsie Chapman is an exciting new cooking themed novel. This anthology has stories from some of my favourite authors and I can’t wait to read it. Anthologies are always hit or miss for me. However, I have high hopes for this book, as it features Sandhya Menon and Adi Alsaid. I have a feeling that there will be lots of different cultures represented in this one. I am just so thrilled to have a new YA food novel to add to my collection!
Hungry Hearts by Elsie Chapman
Author: Elsie Chapman
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: June 18, 2019
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.
Book Quotes: Hungry Hearts by Elsie Chapman
Like candy and heartbreak, moderation was key.
If we all die and our lives are forgotten, it is these conservations that make an impression on the deletable history of the world.
34 thoughts on “Hungry Hearts by Elsie Chapman”
Even though this book doesn’t appeal to me, I hope you will love it once you read it! 🙂
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Thank you! 🙂
This sounds lovely! I bet it’s going to make me really hungry though XD
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I agree with you on that! 😉
Sounds good but now I’m singing Bruce Springsteen. I don’t think that’s what the author was going for.
Well, you never know! Now I have that song stuck in my head! lol
I’m not a big anthologies reader, but that one sounds SO interesting and I love that cover 🙂
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I agree with you! I have to give this one a try because FOOD! 🙂
This anthology sounds delightful, I don’t read much foodie focused YA, but I did love the movie Ramen Girl, so maybe this one is for me! Great pick.
Now you have me curious about Ramen Girl! Off to GR to check it out!! 🙂
Ooh different cultures and lots of different food- this sounds like a winner!
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Definitely one to watch for! 🙂
Thanks for sharing. It sounds like an interesting read that I’ll have to check out. Looking forward to your thoughts on it. I’m a new blog subscriber 🙂 . Here’s myCan’t Wait Wednesday post if you’d like to stop by. Happy reading!
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I’m a big fan of books with a food theme too and this one sounds so good! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Thanks! I am looking forward to it. 🙂
I love the concept and so many of the authors involved, though anthologies are hit or miss for me. I am hoping this is a hit.
Same! I am definitely going to give it a try! 🙂
I really like the idea behind these. Sounds different and fun.
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It is such a great concept! 🙂
This sounds fun. Seems like it would be hard to go wrong with food and love. Great pick!
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Right?! I am looking forward to learning more about it. 🙂
I don’t read tons of anthologies, but I do usually enjoy them. I’m curious that they are all inter-connected.
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It is going to be interesting to find out how they fit together. :0
I don’t normally go for short stories, but I love the idea of exploring food and how it affects people’s lives.
I feel the same way! I am going to give it a try, though. 🙂
This sounds really cute. Food and love – don’t those go hand in hand? =)
Ahhhh! I totally agree! 🙂
Noooo, not a collection! Why do I have such a hard time with collections!!!! I do like the cover, though. Very cutesy!
I know! I love a longer story, too. I will have FOMO if I don’t try this one, though. 😉
Love the cute cover! I don’t read anthologies much but this really sounds fun. Hope you enjoy it! 😊
Thank you! 🙂
Aaaah! I’m highly anticipating this one as well because of diversity and especially since my culture is represented here. Plus the mention of food, gaaaah, June is such a long way away! *sobs in Filipino* Anyway, I really hope you love this when you get the chance to read it. <3
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Good to read when hungry.. or full haha