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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.