Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love

From some of your favorite bestselling and critically acclaimed authors—including Sandhya Menon, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Rin Chupeco—comes a collection of interconnected short stories that explore the intersection of family, culture, and food in the lives of thirteen teens.

A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the confections she makes at her family’s pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that could 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 and 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.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on June 18, 2019 by Simon Pulse
ISBN-10: 1534421858
ISBN-13: 9781534421851
1 Book Review
  • bookwormmm
    bookwormmmTuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:55 pm55 stars
    Hungry Hearts is a tale of food and love. The story follows 13 different stories that all take place in Hungry Hearts Row and intertwine together. From a boy named Leo who is seeking the perfect recipe to win a cooking competition that has the power to change his life, to a shy girl named Lila who tries to express her feelings through her baking, the book Hungry Hearts has heartfelt and magical moments, and above all emphasizes the power that food can hold. I read this book for school and I loved it! I definitely recommend it! However - WARNING!! - the description of some of the food is so good you might find yourself getting hungry...