A Thousand Splendid Suns
1 New York Times bestselling author.
Main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and Literary Guild.
Both born in Afghanistan a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family Mariam and Laila are brought 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 form a bond that will ultimately alter the course of their lives and the lives 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.
"Searing ... forceful ... harrowing." - Publishers Weekly starred.
"Unimaginably tragic Hosseini's magnificent second novel is a sad and beautiful testament to both Afghani suffering and strength. Readers who lost themselves in The Kite Runner will not want to miss this unforgettable follow-up." - Booklist starred
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Crazy but totally worth itUser Review - dmblandon4ever - Borders
another GREAT book by hosseini!!!!!!!!!!! i read the kite runner and my friend told me i HAD to read this book. after reading the kite runner by hosseini, i had to take a break as that book just ... Read full review
splendidUser Review - Anonymous - Target
I love this book. After I read Kite Runner I knew I'd like anything Khaled Hosseini wrote... Well, this is his only other book... so, I got it, and have since given it to a few friends to read. If you're looking for shiny happy, this isn't for you. Read full review