Wave was recommended by my favorite author, Ann Patchett, during an interview and I finally sat down to read it. The author writes of the loss of her entire family after the tsunami in December of 2004. She was vacationing in Sri Lanka with her parents, husband, and two young sons and only she remained after the tsunami hit. The first few chapters explain what happened that day but the rest of the book shares her grieving process and how she handled the loss of everyone that was most important to her. She had to build a new life and start to heal.
I enjoyed this book because the author was incredibly honest about how she acted and the poor choices she made out of anger. She was so incredibly enraged throughout much of the book. I hope writing everything down helped her heal. If you’re in the mood for a book that is a bit more intense, check out Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala.