A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Center Point Pub., 2007 - Fiction - 448 pages
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1 New York Times bestselling author.

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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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User 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


User 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

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Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 4, 1965. He received a bachelor's degree in biology from Santa Clara University in 1988 and a medical degree from the University of California-San Diego's School of Medicine in 1993. He was a practicing internist from 1996 to 2004. While in medical practice, he began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner, which was published in 2003. His other books include A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed. In 2006, he was named a Goodwill Envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. He established The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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