Nov 27

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

by Khaled Hosseini

(5/5)

Picture 5Fiction
First Published in 2007
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Set in: Afghanistan

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Book cover synopsis:

After more than 189 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list for The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman’s love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.

bunnyWhy I loved A Thousand Splendid Suns:

As I said in my short review on The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini is my favourite author. He evokes Afghanistan and the inner lives of its people beautifully with his amazing ability to taking readers on an unforgettable journey. It’s also been a long time since I’ve read this book, but The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns both vie for 1st place as my all-time favourite novel.

x Julie

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