The Stormchasers (Dutton, 2010), by 1998 BU fiction graduate Jenna Blum, will be available on paperback on April 26 wherever books are sold. The story is about twins who have been separated by tragedy, who are reunited through storms. An excerpt and synopsis are available here: http://www.jennablum.com/blum-stormchasers-synopsis.htm
Kirkus Reviews describes the book as “a somber, effective portrait of twins—of the strength they gain and the harm they do to one another… Charles’ storminess (he imagines his illness like a storm, a natural, neutral phenomenon) is beautifully rendered—Blum offers a meticulous portrait of bipolar disorder.”
Jenna is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Those Who Save Us (Harcourt, 2004). She was named one of Oprah’s Top Thirty Women Writers (Oprah’s Top Thirty). Jenna taught writing at BU for five years and was the fiction editor for AGNI.