A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Bloomsbury, Sep 18, 2008 - Fiction - 432 pages
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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, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

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User Review  - john h. - Overstock.com

Its been awhile since I read this book but it was every bit as enjoyable a read as The Kite Runner. It tears at your soul and gives great insight into the Afghani culture. Wonderful and gifted writer. Read full review


User Review  - bear18lv - Borders

I simply didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as The Kite Runner. A box of tissue and a few days later and I am left speechless. My mother (68) is divorcing a man after over 36 years of ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, The Kite Runner, was an international bestseller, published in thirty-four countries. In 2006 he was named a US goodwill envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California.

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