A Thousand Splendid Suns
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wickenden - LibraryThing
This is one of those very, very fast reads. It's an interesting story, but not gorgeous literature. Most importantly, I liked this book for the light it shed on the mess of Afghanistan, the nightmare ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SGTCat - LibraryThing
An amazingly well told story about two women in Afghanistan, beginning before the Soviet invasion and ending during the American invasion, it's a tale that sheds light on the personal aspect of war ... Read full review