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Author: 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, unsentiment...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780307962690
ISBN-10: 0307962695
Publication Date: 3/5/2013
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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I was so looking forward to reading this. I was then so disappointed when I did. Although the author suffered a tragic loss, it was hard to connect with her. She seemed very selfish, cold and removed from the tragedy around her and I still can't get over the fact that she did not warn her parents.
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As someone who has small children, I had difficulty reading this book. I had to come back to it many times to finish it. It is absolutely heart wrenching. That being said, it is well written and I found it well worth the read.