Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love

June 18, 2019|
Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love by Elsie Chapman
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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.
Elsie Chapman grew up in Prince George, Canada, and has a degree in English literature from the University of British Columbia. She is the author of the YA novels Dualed, Divided, and Along the Indigo, the middle grade novel All the Ways Home, and the coeditor of A Thousand Beginnings and Endings and Hungry Hearts. She currently lives ...
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Title:Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:368 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.2 in
Published:June 18, 2019
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:12
ISBN - 13:9781534421851

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