A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Summary


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, lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

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.


Product Details


Author: Khaled Hosseini

Paperback: 432 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 978-0747593775


Reviews


“A beautifully crafted and disturbing story… As unforgettable as The Kite Runner this novel places us in Afghanistan with an open heart.” – Isabel Allende

“Hosseini proves his credentials as a superstar storyteller… No one reading this book could fail to be captivated.” – Mariella Frostrup

“Few contemporary novelists have this ability to fashion a narrative which portrays so compellingly the terrible realities of war and suffering and yet which also provides convincing glimpses of the possibility of redemption and salvation.” – Waterstone’s Books Quartely

“A heartfelt saga that encompasses romance and melodrama, personal and political intrigue, the onslaught of war and dispossession.” Independent