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  • 17 of 62 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Iredell County Public Library.


  • 12 current holds with 62 total copies.

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12 current holds with 62 total copies.

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Statesville Main Library F DEAN (Text) 33114018571083 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/10/2022
Troutman Branch Library F DEAN (Text) 33114018571075 Adult New Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 1250810183
  • ISBN: 9781250810182
  • Physical Description: 298 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : TOR/Tom Doherty Associates, 2022.

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Summary, etc.: "Sunyi Dean's The Book Eaters is a contemporary fantasy debut. It's a story of motherhood, sacrifice, and hope; of queer identity and learning to accept who you are; of gilded lies and the danger of believing the narratives others create for you. 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 fairytales 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."--
Subject: England, Northern Fiction
Great Britain Fiction
Food Fiction
Clans Fiction
Books Fiction
Hunger Fiction
Sex role Fiction
Motherhood Fiction
Mothers and sons Fiction
Control (Psychology) Fiction
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
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