Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Authors By The Alphabet January Book Choice

I just wanted to put up January's book choice chosen by Marce -

The Stormchasers
The Stormchasers
Jenna Blum
Paperback, 384 pgs

From Publishers Weekly

Blum (Those Who Save Us) visits Tornado Alley in this vivid novel about a set of twins with a dark history. At home in Minnesota, Karena Jorge gets an unexpected call informing her that her twin brother, Charles Hallingdahl, whom she hasn't seen in the 20 years since something went very wrong during a storm chase, has been admitted to a Kansas mental hospital. Charles suffers from rapid cycling bipolar disorder, and all Karena knows is that he refuses medication, he can be a danger to himself and others, and he is still obsessed with storm chasing. When she rushes to the clinic and finds he has already left, Karena joins a professional storm-chasing tour company, hoping to find her brother in the caravan of watchers who follow major storms. In the course of the tour, Karena confronts the past and the way it has shaped her life. The unpredictable and dangerous storms provide a framework for an exploration of the bond between siblings (and its limitations), and Blum renders the stormy backdrop as richly as she does her nuanced characters.

This sounds like a good book and I look forward to reading it!  I hope you all do too.  We will meet up at Marce's blog - Tea Time With Marce the last week of January for the Q - n - A, I will post a reminder on my blog as well.


  1. Thanks lovely

    Happy Holidays to you :-)

  2. Hi Paula, Looks like everything here is zipping along smoothly. Happy Holidays!

    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  3. I plan to get this from the library when I return to Denver next week!


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