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15 best nonfiction books of 2013

Here are the 15 nonfiction titles Monitor critics liked best in 2013.

14. 'Wave,' by Sonali Deraniyagala

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In her remarkable memoir, Sonali Deraniyagala writes with aching beauty of the family she lost – her husband, two young sons, and parents – in the 2004 tsunami that hit Sri Lanka. (You can see the Monitor's review of "The Wave" here.)

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