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Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry the troubled and bitter Rasheed, who is thirty years her senior. Nearly two decades later, ...Show synopsisMariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry the troubled and bitter Rasheed, who is thirty years her senior. Nearly two decades later, in a climate of growing unrest, tragedy strikes fifteen-year-old Laila, who must leave her home and join Mariam's unhappy household. Laila and Mariam are to find consolation in each other, their friendship to grow as deep as the bond between sisters, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. With the passing of time comes Taliban rule over Afghanistan, the streets of Kabul loud with the sound of gunfire and bombs, life a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear, the women's endurance tested beyond their worst imaginings. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism. In the end it is love that triumphs over death and destruction. "A Thousand Splendid Suns" is an unforgettable portrait of a wounded country and a deeply moving story of family and friendship. It is a beautiful, heart-wrenching story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely bond and an indestructible love.Hide synopsis
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Riverhead Books) – Hardcover (2007)
Hardcover, Riverhead Books 2007
ISBN: 1594489505 ISBN-13: 9781594489501
Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made "The Kite Runner" a classic, Hosseinis latest novel is at once an incredible chronicle of 30 years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation found in love.Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made "The Kite Runner" a classic, Hosseinis latest novel is at once an incredible chronicle of 30 years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation found in love.Hide
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Excellent literary piece from one of the best authors of this generation. This book is every bit as good, if not better, than his previous work, The Kite Runner. A Thousand Splendid Suns is at turns charming, insightful, tragic, and triumphant, Hosseini brings us to a world that is unfamiliar to ...
This is not only a well written book, but a good historical account of Afghanistan during the last 40 years.
The characters are well developed and very credible.
I give it five stars! it is compelling, and a great read.
In her miserable, short life, Nana had her glorious moment. When she was fifteen years old, she had almost married to a young parakeet seller. Even many years later, when she mentioned this episode to Mariam, her daughter could tell by the wistful light in Nana?s eyes that she once had been happy. ...
There are many authors who launch with a bang, and then fizzle out with their second publication. Khaled Hosseini is an exception in that respect. His second novel is as gripping as his first. Agreed, he is an author of the masses and both his novels are equally successful in drawing attention of the ...
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