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The Resource Wave, Sonali Deraniyagala

Wave, Sonali Deraniyagala

Label
Wave
Title
Wave
Statement of responsibility
Sonali Deraniyagala
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--Publisher description
Summary
A memoir of the author's experiences as a survivor of the 2004 tsunami that killed her parents, husband, and two young sons recounts her struggles with profound grief and survivor's guilt and her gradual steps toward healing
Tone
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10165253
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deraniyagala, Sonali
Dewey number
  • 954.9303/2092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT1528.D47
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
954.93 D427w
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deraniyagala, Sonali
  • Deraniyagala, Sonali
  • Disaster victims
  • Widows
  • Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004
  • Bereavement
  • Parents
  • Children
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of life after the tsunami
Label
Wave, Sonali Deraniyagala
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Borzoi Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780307962690
Lccn
2012040980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022059909
System control number
  • 798058750
  • (OCoLC)798058750
Label
Wave, Sonali Deraniyagala
Publication
Note
"Borzoi Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780307962690
Lccn
2012040980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022059909
System control number
  • 798058750
  • (OCoLC)798058750

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