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.
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
“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