The Book Eaters by Dean, Sunyi
Sunyi Dean

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Sunyi Dean's The Book Eaters is "a darkly sweet pastry of a book about family, betrayal, and the lengths we go to for the ones we love. A delicious modern fairy tale."-- Christopher Buehlman, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author

Truth is found between the stories we're fed and the stories we hunger for.

Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book's content after eating it. To them, spy novels are a peppery snack; romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a map can help them remember destinations, and children, when they misbehave, are forced to eat dry, musty pages from dictionaries.

Devon is part of The Family, an old and reclusive clan of book eaters. Her brothers grow up feasting on stories of valor and adventure, and Devon--like all other book eater women--is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairy tales and cautionary stories.

But real life doesn't always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger--not for books, but for human minds.

Author: Sunyi Dean
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: 08/02/2022
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.07lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.37w x 1.09d
ISBN: 9781250810182

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/01/2022 pg. 13
Publishers Weekly 04/04/2022
Booklist 06/01/2022 pg. 46
Library Journal 07/01/2022 pg. 48