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A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

2007 . Fiction, Literary, Family Life, War & Military . Khaled Hosseini

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A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller 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.  “Just as good, if not better, than Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling first book, The Kite Runner.”—Newsweek Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. 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.

Year:

2007

Language:

English

Publisher:

Penguin

Pages:

384

ISBN:

1594489505 (ISBN13: 9781594489501)

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Reviews

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Sumedha Anupindi

1 year ago

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As a teenager and NOT an avid reader, I never knew printed words would make cry like a baby. “One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs or the thousand splendid suns that hid behind her walls” ❤️

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Sergio Sánchez

3 months ago

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A classic, it's such a strong story and so well-constructed and well-paced. It works wonders.

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Elliot C image

2 years ago

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Good, but the author doesn’t stray far from Kite Runner.

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Abhishek V

1 year ago

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Oh hey there 👋

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