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Sonali Deraniyagala

A woman who lost her parents, husband, and two young sons to the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami recounts her horrifying story in this poignant memoir. Deraniyagala takes us straight into the wave, 30-feet high and rushing toward the coast of Sri Lanka at 25 miles per hour, but her book is ultimately about coping with grief and guilt and celebrating the memories of those she loved. For fans of the Oscar-nominated film, The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts.