One ofnbsp;Thenbsp;New York Times‘s 10 Best Books of the Year, a Christian Science Monitor Best Nonfiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Books pick, a People magazine Top 10 pick, a Good Reads Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book

A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist

In 2004, at a beach resort on the coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala and her family–parents, husband, sons–were swept away by a tsunami.nbsp;Only Sonali survived to tell their tale. This is her account of the nearly incomprehensible event and its aftermath.

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