15 best nonfiction books of 2013

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

14. 'Wave,' by Sonali Deraniyagala


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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