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  • Monday, February 28, 2011 - 4:30 PM
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GAMBIER — Bestselling author Jenna Blum will read from her new novel “The Stormchasers” at Kenyon College on Monday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m.

Blum, a 1992 Kenyon graduate, is also the author of “Those Who Save Us” (2004), which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for four years. The novel follows a German history professor’s investigation into her mother’s life in Germany during World War II in the context of the Holocaust.

At Kenyon, Blum will read from “The Stormchasers,” a novel about twins coping with mental illness in the culture of adventurers and researchers who chase tornadoes in the Midwest.

Shawn Presley, Kenyon director of public affairs, emphasized the riveting quality of Blum’s work. “Jenna Blum puts readers in the vortex of a tornado in her novel ‘The Stormchasers’,” Presley said. “She develops scenes that leave you gripping your arm chair. The novel’s wind storms are balanced by emotional storms as her characters deal with the issue of bi-polar disorder. The novel is a fascinating look at the culture of those who chase tornadoes and a tender story of family ties.”

Blum will appear in the Finn House, 102 W. Wiggin St., on the Kenyon campus. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Blum will sign her books, which will be available for sale. The reading is sponsored by the Office of Public Affairs.

For more information contact Presley at presleys@kenyon.edu and at 740-427-5592.

Published on February 23, 2011

 


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