The Kite Runner

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Riverhead Books, 2003 - Fiction - 324 pages
The #1 New York Times bestselling novel beloved by millions of readers the world over.

"A vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people [of Afghanistan] have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence--forces that continue to threaten them even today. -New York Times Book Review

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America's most treasured writers.

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User Review  - fionaanne - LibraryThing

Very moving. A solid read from start to finish and worthy of all the positive press, by and large. The author's love for his lost Afghanistan is palpable, which always gets to me (like Eva Ibbotsons ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charon07 - LibraryThing

I'd heard so many things that made me uninterested in this book: it's a coming-of-age story, it's about two Muslim boys, it's about Afghanistan. That's all true, and it's exceedingly good at those ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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