Saturday, April 05, 2014


Author:  Sonali Deraniyagala
Genre:  Memoir, Standalone
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  2.5/5 (not enjoyable)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/Hannah Curtis
Yearly Count:  28

This is the memoir of Sonali who experienced the devastation of the Sri Lanka tsunami when she lost her family.

For me, this is another one of those cathartic memoirs - the kind that are good for an individual to write, but to keep it to themselves (or share with a therapist) for healing purposes.  Most of the book was pure heartache/gloom/grief; however, towards the end she shares some happier memories of her family.  It's her truth, but it's strictly a purging of all the negative thoughts she had beginning when she first saw the wave.

Thoughts of Joy


  1. Good to know, Joy. I was tempted when this first came out, but not so much anymore.

    1. Les ~ I was really curious when it first came out and was happy to discover it as an audiobook. It wasn't what I expected.


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