Rita Zoey Chin
Let the Tornado Come, a Memoir

  • 2014
  • Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781476734866


  • Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, iBook
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Let the Tornado Come

  • A Boston Globe "Summer Reads" Selection
  • Kirkus Reviews "10 True Stories Perfect for Summer Reading"
  • An Elle Readers Prize Pick
  • Flavorwire's "10 Nonfiction Books That Will Make You Smarter"

What does a person do when she's suddenly thrust out of her happy life by a torrent of panic attacks that seem to have come out of nowhere and for which there appears to be no reprieve or end? She climbs onto a horse for the first time.

Let the Tornado Come is a riveting and courageous memoir about the determination of a child runaway to create the life she wants, the unexpected challenges she must face as adult living that life, and the fearful but huge-hearted horse who teaches her that the greatest freedom lies not in running from, but turning towards, those things that frighten us the most.

Praise for Let the Tornado Come

"Luminous" Publishers Weekly

"A clear-eyed book written with poetry and compassion." The Boston Globe

"A near euphoric ode to the human spirit." Huffington Post

"This is a story full of lightning—sudden, intimate, radiant." Paul Yoon, bestselling author of Snow Hunters

"Let the Tornado Come is as riveting as it sounds." Vaddey Ratner, bestselling author of In the Shadow of the Banyan

"I fell in love with her book from the very first line." Mira Bartók, bestselling author of The Memory Palace