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One of The New York Times Book Review 's 10 Best Books of the Year 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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Grouped Work ID 7918aa8a-2b89-75a1-316d-0efbd53bff3a
Full title wave
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display_description 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.--Publisher description.
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subject_facet Bereavement, Children -- Death, Deraniyagala, Sonali, Deraniyagala, Sonali -- Family, Disaster victims -- Sri Lanka -- Biography, Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004, Parents -- Death, Widows -- Biography
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title_full Wave, Wave / Sonali Deraniyagala
title_short Wave
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topic_facet Bereavement, Biography & Autobiography, Children, Death, Deraniyagala, Sonali, Disaster victims, Family, Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004, Nature, Nonfiction, Parents, Widows