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Wave
by Sonali Deraniyagala | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by tabby-cat-owner of Phoenix, Arizona USA on 10/27/2014
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by eponine38): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by tabby-cat-owner from Phoenix, Arizona USA on Monday, October 27, 2014

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One of The 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. Only Sonali survived to tell their tale. This is her account of the nearly incomprehensible event and its aftermath. 


Journal Entry 2 by tabby-cat-owner at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Monday, April 18, 2016

9 out of 10

A beautifully-written book that intricately weaves the story of the wave and how the author lost her family, how she dealt with this incomprehensible loss and the story of the beautiful life that she had before her family was taken from her. 


Journal Entry 3 by tabby-cat-owner at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 22, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (4/22/2016 UTC) at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book has been mailed to eponine38 of Winchester, Massachusetts. I believe that I tagged her with this book awhile ago.

I am sorry that I took so long to read this book, eponine38.  


Journal Entry 4 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, April 29, 2016

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Thank you, tabby-cat-owner! I look forward to reading it. It looks interesting, though of course very sad.

Thanks also for the magnetic butterfly bookmark! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, August 22, 2016

9 out of 10

An amazing and heartbreaking account of grief in all its stages and facets...from, at first, not wanting to think about her deceased loved ones, or to see anything related to them, to finally - after several years of pain - wanting all the reminders she can find, both in tangible objects and in memories. Beautifully written.

One surprising and disturbing section was Ms. Deraniyagala's account of her efforts to terrorize a Dutch family who has rented her parents' home in Sri Lanka, by means of middle-of-the-night phone calls and worse. While this seems so greatly out of character for her, it also shows what grief can do to a person. How dare someone else live there, now that her parents have died in such a terrible way?

Compelling and highly recommended!
 


Journal Entry 6 by wingeponine38wing at Little Free Library, 56 Middlesex Tpke in Burlington, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (8/30/2016 UTC) at Little Free Library, 56 Middlesex Tpke in Burlington, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Left in the LFL at about 2:30. Hope someone will enjoy it!

Released for Leap Into the Wild Challenge hosted by AlterEgoZoe.
Released for Keep Them Moving Challenge hosted by booklady331.
Released for 2016 One Word Challenge hosted by booklady331.


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