A Thousand Splendid Suns
Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ssperson - LibraryThing
I didn't realize until I reached the end that I listened to the abridged version of this audiobook. Despite that, I thought it was a terrific story, and I'm sure that the main plot points were covered ... Read full review
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