This Is the One Book You Should Read in October
October’s must-read is “What Storm, What Thunder” by Myriam J. A. Chancy. Seven years in the making, this compelling novel is a fictional account of the earthquake that struck Haiti’s island of Hispaniola in January 2010. The devastating natural disaster killed over a quarter million Haitians, drastically changing the Haitian population and their country.
Told through multiple perspectives, Chancy skillfully maps the inner lives of eight characters affected by the disaster, telling a singular story of strength, sorrow, heartbreak, and love. “What Storm, What Thunder” isn’t a feel-good story, but it’s an important and powerful one.