A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Center Point Pub., 2007 - Fiction - 448 pages
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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I don't want to read any more books by Khaled Husseini ever again. Don't get me wrong--I loved A Thousand Splendid Suns, but the problem is that his books are depressing and emotionally draining ... Read full review

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This was a wonderful book. I listened to it on Audible, and I think it would have been better to read it, but the narrator did a good job. This is a story of two strong women who were part of the ... 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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