A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Written by Khaled Hosseini

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This story follows the lives of two women in Afghanistan who are a generation apart and have had led quite different lives but by a twist of fate end up married to the same man. This is a novel about friendship and strength of character and is a compelling read.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

Reviews

'In case you're wondering whether A Thousand Splendid Suns is as good as The Kite Runner, here's the answer: No. It's better'

'Only the hardest of hearts could fail to be as moved'

'A masterful narrative ... He is a storyteller of dizzying power'

'Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling'

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, The Kite Runner, was an international bestseller, published in thirty-four countries. In 2006 he was named a US goodwill envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California.

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Format

Paperback

Author

Khaled Hosseini
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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

12th January 2008

ISBN

9780747585893

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