The Book Eaters
The Book Eaters is a devastatingly clever book. The premise is unusual, yet it speaks fundamental truths about love and motherhood, and the fatal effects of familial dysfunction. Devon Fairweather is a member a secretive clan of beings called book eaters, who consume —literally—the knowledge of the written word. But what happens to girl book eaters when they break the rules and when their sons are born with the uncontrollable craving not just for books but for human minds themselves? What will a mother do to protect and nourish the son who has become the beast? This is delicious read. (Sorry, couldn’t help it. . . .) Recommended by Sarah
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.