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Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her long journey since. She has written an engrossing, unsentimental, beautifully poised account: as she struggles through the first months following the tragedy, furiously clenched against a reality that she cannot face and cannot deny; and then, over the ensuing years, as she emerges reluctantly, slowly allowing her memory to take her back through the rich and joyous life she’s mourning, from her family’s home in London, to the birth of her children, to the year she met her English husband at Cambridge, to her childhood in Colombo; all the while learning the difficult balance between the almost unbearable reminders of her loss and the need to keep her family, somehow, still alive within her.

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  • Nancy K.

    I will be making reservations for us at Sammy's tonight. I look forward to seeing everyone then.

    November 3, 2014

  • Antonia Lliteras E.

    Loved the book! Unfortunately, I was just told I have to stay late for a meeting at work. Hopefully I will see you at the Sunday meet up.

    November 1, 2014

    • Nancy K.

      Sorry you can't make it. Those pesky jobs, huh?

      November 3, 2014

  • Cindy A.

    This one was a very fast read (only 240 pages). Written in an honest and non-sentimental way (tough considering the subject).

    October 29, 2014

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