The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum

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The author of the runaway New York Times bestseller Those Who Save Us returns with a powerful novel about twins who must confront a dark secret from their past.

Jenna Blum's debut novel became a grassroots sensation and was a New York Times bestseller for more than a year. In this emotional and provocative new novel, Blum asks the question: How far would you go to protect a sibling-and at what cost to yourself?

As a teenager, Karena Jorge has always taken care of her twin brother, Charles. Obsessed with severe weather, Charles, who suffers from bipolar disorder, begins chasing storms. Refusing to take his medication, Charles soon involves them both in a terrifying tornado chase-with deadly consequences.

Now, two decades later, Karena must find her long-estranged brother before he reveals the dark secret from their past or hurts himself-or someone else. But there is only one way to find him: the storms...

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JENNA BLUM is the New York Times bestselling author of The Stormchasers. Jenna is of German and Jewish descent and spent four years working for Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation, interviewing Holocaust survivors. She teaches fiction for Grub Street Writers. Please visit Jenna at, on Facebook and on Twitter: @jenna_blum.
Published May 27, 2010 by Plume. 386 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Along the way Karena begins a relationship with Kevin, one of the tour operators, who was once close friends with Charles but, like Karena, was banished when Kevin had Charles hospitalized for dangerous behavior.

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A touching read about a complicated sibling relationship, with thoughtful analogies about the storms of human emotion and actual storms.

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Karena doesn’t want to do this because after a traumatic storm-chasing experience with Charles on their 18th birthday, storms have terrified her.

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This feeling becomes a drive to reconnect that leads Karena to concoct an assignment that takes her into the heart of the last world she knows her brother to have been a part of: the world of people who chase tornados.

May 27 2010 | Read Full Review of The Stormchasers

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Dallas News

Given the tornado on the book's cover, you might start Jenna Blum's The Stormchasers thinking it's all about those intrepid foul-weather aficionados who patrol the plains every spring, stalking supercells while the rest of us cower in our bathtubs.

Jun 13 2010 | Read Full Review of The Stormchasers


It turns out that Karina has a twin brother named Charles Hallingdahl with whom she shares an intense sibling bond with – in one of the more laughable aspects of the novel, Karina repeatedly remembers what life was like in her mother’s womb with her brother – but hasn’t seen in precisely 20 years...

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A call and visit to a hospital about her stormchasing brother, who she hasn't seen in about twenty years, sets Karena Jorge on a quest that leads her into the heart of Tornado Alley.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Karena joins a team of professional stormchasers-passionate adventurers who will transform her life and give her a chance at love and redemption—and embarks on an odyssey to find her brother before he reveals the violent secret from their past and does more damage to himself .

Jun 06 2010 | Read Full Review of The Stormchasers

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