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Regular Club Meeting: Wave (memoir) Sonali Deraniyagala

  • Teastory

    222 Osborne, Winnipeg, MB (map)

    49.875626 -97.142349

  • Price: CAD1.00 /per person

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  • Sonali Deraniyagala lost her husband, children, and parents in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Wave is not going to let you off easy with some simple life lessons and some trite metaphors about sun drying up the rain. (God, no.) By picking up this book, you're committing to following along with a woman who has lost her entire world as she somehow wakes up every morning afterward. 

    From the Guardian review linked below: "This is possibly the most moving book I have ever read about grief, but it is also a very, very fine book about love. For grief is the black hole that is left in our lives when we lose someone irreplaceable – a child, a parent, a lover. It is the negative image that, in its blackness, sometimes reveals love with a greater clarity than its positive counterpart. And while in Wave love reveals itself by the bleak intensity of the pain of absolute, irreplaceable loss, it is in the end a love story, and a book about the importance of love."

    Library resources are abundant.

    Guardian review

    Globe and Mail review

    Rumpus review

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  • Kim
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    Avid reader (novels especially; nonfiction sometimes). Always up for a chance to read something... more

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