I was living in Asia and getting ready to travel down to Thailand when the tsunami hit on December 26, 2004. So I remember the time and the devastation and the news about it all. However, this is the first book that I've read on the tsunami and its aftermath. It is harrowing. Sonali lost her parents, husband, and two sons in the tsunami. She writes about her survival and life in the years following. So much shock, grief, and loss. Not a lighthearted read by any means.