Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (#316): Hungry Hearts

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm featuring:

Hungry Hearts, edited by Caroline Tung Richmond and Elsie Chapman
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: June 11, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

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. 

Food! Love! Two of my favorite things. This anthology sounds awesome!


  1. Cute pick! While it doesn't sound like my kind of read I hope you will positively love it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Sounds fun and I hope you enjoy it:)

  3. That cover is making me hungry! Great choice, Alyssa😊

  4. Hope you enjoy it. Sounds like having a snack handy might be a good idea.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  5. Awww...that cover looks so cute! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. Oh, that cover do look pretty great :D And yay for being excited about this one. <3 I hope you end up loving all the stories in it :)


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