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Wave - Sonali Deraniyagala
Wave
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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... show more
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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Format: kindle
ASIN: B009Y4I4QU
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 274
Edition language: English
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Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it
4.0 Review: Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
Wave is a first person account of the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 in the Indian Ocean. Deraniyagala was visiting her native country of Sri Lanka with her family (husband Steve, their two boys Vik and Mal, and her parents) at the coastline city of Yala when the wave struck their getaway car and hotel....
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it
0.0 Wave
A memoir of having having survived the 2004 Asian tsunami in Sri Lanka, which claimed the lives of the author's parents, two sons, and husband. More than being about loss, it's an account of healing and of moving on. The author and her family lived in London, while her parents lived in Sri Lanka, so...
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it
3.0 Wave
3.5 starsWave is a heartbreaking true account of the author who lost her husband, two young sons and parents all in mere moments in the tsunami of 2004. The situation is unfathomable and Deraniyagala tells it with brutal honesty, sometimes uncomfortably so. She was not always likable but her grief w...
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