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Sonali Deraniyagala

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hannah Curtis

Length:

5h 25m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:29