Book Feature

Happy Sunday! I was thrilled to get my first advanced reader copy (arc), “What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J. A. Chancy. Many thanks to the publishing company  @tin_house, for this wonderful gift. I am doing a buddy read in November with my bookstagram book twin, so keep an eye for my thoughts soon.

I was delighted when Myriam Chancy acknowledged my bookstagram post a few days ago.

I know I missed the publication day (October 5, 2021), but check this book 📚 out!


At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the characters affected by the disaster―Richard, an expat and wealthy water-bottling executive with a secret daughter; the daughter, Anne, an architect who drafts affordable housing structures for a global NGO; a small-time drug trafficker, Leopold, who pines for a beautiful call girl; Sonia and her business partner, Dieudonné, who are followed by a man they believe is the vodou spirit of death; Didier, an emigrant musician who drives a taxi in Boston; Sara, a mother haunted by the ghosts of her children in an IDP camp; her husband, Olivier, an accountant forced to abandon the wife he loves; their son, Jonas, who haunts them both; and Ma Lou, the old woman selling produce in the market who remembers them all. Artfully weaving together these lives, witness is given to the desolation wreaked by nature and by man.