The End of Always

The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes

“Randi Davenport’s The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes (Algonquin) is about her son Chase’s psychotic breakdown at age 15. One doctor diagnosed him as “ ‘Chase NOS’—Chase Not Otherwise Specified. ‘He’s a population of one,’ ” as is this unforgettable memoir of a shattered family, a mother’s abiding love, and the frightening permutations of the human mind.”–Lisa Shea, Elle Magazine