Personal Essays, Reviews, & Journalism

Boston Globe: Review of "Let the Tornado Come"

In his 1950 novel, “Requiem for a Nun,” William Faulkner famously wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Rita Zoey Chin, in the prologue to “Let the Tornado Come,” her often devastating debut memoir, describes this idea in another way: “[A]s resounding and complete as any present moment is, one side of it is always touching, even in the gentlest of ways, the past, where there is always a story inside the story waiting to be told.” Read more