Underbrush Book Club (One Time Purchase)

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A story of family, destiny, and imagination; The Book Eaters will make you question everything you learned about fairytales.

There's nothing we love more than books about books, but The Book Eaters is so much more. It's an imaginative, modern-day fantasy that challenges traditional fairytales and questions just who princesses and monsters really are. As I soon as I finished it, I wanted to devour it all over again.

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.

  • September book pick
  • Book club questions
  • Access to our monthly Zoom meeting
  • Underbrush tote-bag (First time members only)

    Boxes will begin shipping on 9/4. The meeting will take place remotely on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30 CST.

    You can choose to make your Underbrush membership a recurring subscription here and receive free shipping on each box here. Subscriptions will be renewed on the 1st of each month. You will have the option to skip a month without being charged.